Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) Chairman Comrade Ayuba Wabba has stressed the need for Nigerian workers to have a Permanent Voter Card (PVC) for the February 2023 general election.

Wabba in his New Year message to the Nigerian workers and the masses reiterated that “PVC is our ticket to our dream Nigeria”.

He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders, including security agencies, to uphold the highest standards of professional ethics to ensure free and fair elections.

“It must be one man, one woman, one vote. INEC must ensure that politicians abide by the rules and that the logistical problems that dogged past elections are addressed in the 2023 general election. Efforts must be made to ensure that the BVAS system is effectively implemented as the death knell for the vote buying and electoral manipulation in Nigeria,” he said.

Wabba added that, “it is in light of the development deficits, hardships and decline highlighted above, that we are called to rise up as one people to end national looting, smash the grab-and-go culture, reverse our pervasive rentier economic mentality and consign our divisive politics to the dustbin of history.

“The 2023 general elections have delivered into our hands the golden opportunity to recover our country and put it on the path of sustainable development.

“The tinderbox of the ballot revolution in the 2023 elections is the Permanent Elector Card (PVC). All voters must jealously safeguard their PVCs. Newly registered voters should endeavor to collect their PVCs at the different collection centers designated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

PVC is our ticket to the Nigeria of our dreams.”

The NLC helmsman hinted that preparations for the 13th NLC National Delegates Conference are underway, saying, “We are confident that Nigerian workers and retirees will use the occasion to consolidate successive leadership achievements and elect leaders. committed to strengthening the frameworks that support our struggle.

“For those of us who salute from the center stage of unionism, we offer our thanks to the Nigerian workers and retirees who through our unions gave us the opportunity to serve. We appreciate the solidarity of the workers and people of Nigeria in our quest to uphold the rights of the working class and the oppressed in our society.”