From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

Shamsudeen Dambazau, a member of the House of Representatives, tasked the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) with adopting advanced technology to produce and distribute Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Dambazau, who affirmed this, in an interactive session, in Abuja, instructed INEC to take advantage of the database of the different government agencies, so that voters can access their PVC from anywhere.

The legislator, who was optimistic that the 2023 general elections will take place as scheduled, argued that the government has made progress in its quest to combat insecurity in the country.

According to him, “even in 2015 when the elections were held, most of these things were still happening. Bomb blasts were going on even APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari was targeted in Kaduna. If it wasn’t for the fact that he was in a bulletproof engine, he might have been dead.

“So, we have progressed now because I remember between 2014 and the end of 2015. During that period I refused to go to any Eid-el prayers. I would go to prayer on Fridays, I would stay at home or go to the barracks to pray. But now, since around 2016, I haven’t missed any Eid-el prayers, I haven’t missed any Juma’at prayers. So that speaks volumes.

“I remember that there was a time when there was an explosion in Banex. We no longer have these kinds of events. We can name so many cases like what happened in Karu, the Louis Edet House, the United Nations, Zaria, Kaduna, the Emir’s Palace in Kano. All these types of occurrences have stopped. Now insecurity has become something that is in isolated pockets, but it is still being addressed.”

Dambazau expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2023 general elections, stating that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is better equipped to face the challenges facing the country.