The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has charged party members and the people of the state to guide their permanent voter cards (PVCs) and protect the information therein from being copied or cloned.
Lanlehin gave the charge at his Samonda Campaign Office in Ibadan, on Monday, while addressing a large crowd of jubilant party faithful and supporters who welcomed him to the state from Abuja, where he had gone to have his name submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s candidate.
The ADC candidate said the charge became necessary against the background of the Federal Government Tradermoni scheme which he condemned as deceitful, asking the traders to protect PVCs and the information on them from being harvested through the scheme.“The task before us is huge. We have only done 20 per cent today. Let us begin a neighbour-to-neighbour campaign. Don’t forget to guide and guard your PVCs and tell you, neighbours, to do the same.
“Those who go to traders under the guise of the Tradermoni scheme are deceitful. Do not let them harvest your PVCs. The money they were asked to give the traders, only 10 per cent was released,” he said.
Lanlehin said he went to Abuja to fill in the necessary forms that facilitated his being officially documented as the governorship candidate of the party, assuring party members that the anxiety over his nomination had been paid to permanent rest.
On the issue of running mate, Lanlehin, whose was driven from Ibadan Airport in a long motorcade traversing Gate, Ojere, Beere, Molete to Samonda, said the leaders of the party would meet and resolve the matter and unveil his running mate.
Reminded that his co-contestants were still aggrieved about his emergence, Lanlehin, who represented Oyo South district between 2001 and 2015, assured party faithful that he was in fruitful discussion with them, adding that all disagreement would be over soon.
“We all know the importance of winning the coming election and forming the next government. Many of the aspirants who I am relating and talking with, all of them are experienced politicians and they know the need for unity in order for us to take over the government,” he added.