The Christ Apostolic Church, Oke-Agbara in Ashi, Ibadan on Sunday played host to officials of INEC.

The officials were led by Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State.

But they were not there to seek spiritual help towards 2019 elections, all they wanted for was all members of the church to go out and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

He said there was need for every Nigerian to play an active role in electoral activities, urging worshipers who had registered in the past but failed to collect their PVCs to do so.

“Those that are yet to register for the PVC should also use the opportunity of the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration(CVR) to register.

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“You should take the issue of PVC seriously just as you take prayer for the development of our nation seriously because your PVC will give you power to determine who governs the nation.

“Your individual participation in election processes is another way of praying for the nation because it will make our democracy to grow,” he said.

Agboke, who further reiterated the commitment of the commission to achieving success in the 2019 elections, gave an assurance that there would be a forum to continuously engage with stakeholders while intensifying awareness campaign.

“We cannot sit down in the comfort of our offices, we need to reach out to all stakeholders especially the eligible voters on the need to collect their cards and those yet to register to do so.

“We are here to engage the Christian community on the importance of PVCs and urge them to get registered,” he said.