The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday ordered that all major markets in Ife be closed to encourage traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The traditional ruler said in Ile-Ife that it was important that traders, artisans as well as other residents set aside time to collect their PVCs.
According to the monarch, citizens need to obtain the PVC as part of their civic responsibilities.
He urged the residents to collect the PVCs and participate actively in the forthcoming governorship election by freely voting for candidates of their choice.
The Babaloja of New Market in Ile-Ife, Chief Abayomi Omoworare, commended the Ooni for the directive.