The National Council for Women Societies, (NCWS) has called for fair and credible governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, come Nov. 16.
The National President of NCWS, Dr Gloria Shoda, made the call in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Shoda also appealed for a level playing ground for all candidates to ensure peaceful elections.
“We encourage all Bayelsa and Kogi indigenes and residents of voting age to turn out and vote enmasse for the candidates of their choice on Saturday.
”As we encourage people to turn out, the security agencies must also protect the electorate, especially the vulnerable like women, the aged and people living with disabilities,’’ she said.
Shoda also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant agencies to ensure that vote buying and any other form inducement of voters are discouraged.
The NCWC president, however, urged women to be gender sensitive in their support for candidates during and after the elections.(NAN)
-Sep 20, 2019 @12:08 GMT |