Following the trending #lazynigerianyouths, Nigerian singer, Banky W who has waded in to give his own contribution, has told Nigerian youths to get their PVC, so they can send politicians running down the country away.
According to Banky W who reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s “sit and do nothing” comments targeted at Nigerian youths, disgruntled Nigerian youths should move on from tweets to getting their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC). He further stated that INEC won’t count tweets on the day of election.
He wrote on his Instagram page;
“Many young Nigerians have been tweeting non-stop with #LazyNigerianYouth and #LazyNigerianYouths to convey their displeasure at President Muhammadu Buhari’s remark.
“I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President’s comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote.
“I’ve sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. It will not matter. INEC will not count your tweets. Let’s turn the month of May into #PVCMay.
“Even if you don’t know who you’re voting for.. even if you hate every single candidate. At least register.. so that if someone comes along who you feel compelled to support, you can.
“If you’re really serious about wanting Nigeria to be a better place, go and register to vote. Get your PVC asap. The registration period will end LONG before the elections come, so if you think you can wait until next year, you are wrong.
“Get your PVC today. Or don’t bother complaining about anything, because it won’t matter. Your tweets will not count. Your vote will.”
President Buhari has suffered a backlash lately, following his keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London, in which he was quoted saying that most Nigerian youths want everything free without doing anything