Youths in the FCT defied torrential rainfall on Tuesday to register for voter cards at the open air Continuous Voters Registration (CVR).
The ongoing open air Permanent Voter Cards registration was organised by INEC, the European Union and civil society organisations.
The open air PVC registration was part of activities preceding the “Youth Vote Count 2.0 Mega Concert” to hold June 25, at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja.
Rosemary Okereke, a youth who spoke commended the initiative. “What actually brought me here is to transfer my PVC from my state to Abuja to enable me to vote.
“The organisers really tried; they did their best; it is just that the crowd outnumbered them initially.
“Most of us got the information on Twitter, so my advice for other people out there is that this is real,” she said.
Another youth, Sor Orduen, also said that the process was hectic. “It is worth the effort, so what I am telling youths is to get the voter card,” he said. “I am very sure with this, we can change the government to the one that will favour us.”
Sandra Edeh, a youth corps member commended the organisers for the initiative to help youths to collect the PVCs.
Earlier, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for FCT, Yahaya Bello, said the commission deployed more than 50 registration machines and 150 personnel for the exercise.