Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa, who was dissatisfied with the voter turn-out, says he would declare public holiday to enable eligible citizens of the state take part in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR). Bindow said this on Monday in Yola while receiving some Adamawa traditional rulers who paid him Sallah homage.
According to the governor, the level of people’s involvement in the exercise across the state was disheartening and begged all eligible citizens to come out and be registered.
“The decision is to give chance especially to people from Northern and other parts of the state who lost their voter registration cards either during Boko Haram crisis, flood and other disasters to re-register. The State Government is going to declare a two-day public holiday to enable all eligible citizens of the state to participate in the ongoing CVR. “The State Executive Council in the next meeting will fix the appropriate date for the holiday,’’ the governor said.
However, he called on eligible people of the state to come out in mass to register to enable them exercise their rights during elections. Earlier on, the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, and the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Isa Ahmadu, in separate remarks, praised the governor for the infrastructural development in the state despite financial constrains. The traditional rulers pledged their support and cooperation to the government for peace and development to reign supreme in the state.