The Nasarawa State Labor Party has charged residents who recently registered for their Permanent Voter Cards to visit the offices of the Independent National Election Commission in all 13 Local Government Areas of the state to obtain their cards so that they can exercise their right to vote during the 2023 general elections.

The party also urged state residents to avoid all forms of violence during and after elections to ensure credible leaders are elected to office.

This was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists by Nasarawa State LP President Alexander Emmanuel on the occasion of the 2023 New Year celebration in Lafia on Sunday.

Emmanuel said: “The Nasarawa State Labor Party wishes all residents of the state, especially our loyalists and supporters in the state’s 13 LGAs, a happy, rewarding and fulfilling New Year’s celebration.

“As we all know, 2023 is an election year that presents us with another opportunity to renew our pact with the electoral process and reaffirm our confidence through the ballot box in our favored candidates who will ensure that we all enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“It is for this reason that I want to urge all residents of Nasarawa State to avoid getting involved in riots or actions that could cause disunity in the state before, during and after the elections.

“I also want to take this opportunity to call on all eligible voters in Nasarawa State who have recently registered for their PVCs to go and pick up their cards because the new Bimodal Voter Accreditation System technology that will be used to take holding elections will make your votes count. .

“INEC has given us security, so you should not fear that your votes will be stolen.

“INEC began the distribution of Permanent Elector Credentials to eligible voters on December 12, 2022 and will end on January 22, 2023. PVCs are your rights, it is also your power and voice.

“All Nigerians need him to elect credible leaders into office in the upcoming elections.”

While urging electorates to vote for all Labor Party candidates at both the national and state level, the LP chairman called on security agencies to be professional in carrying out their duties during the 2023 election.

“It is very clear to all Nigerians that the APC led government has failed us. The country has not moved forward since the party took power in 2015. But now we have a chance to right that wrong by voting for the Labor Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi; Nasarawa State Gubernatorial Candidate Joseph Ewuga and all party candidates across the state,” the statement added.