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Women Stakeholders Call For Violence Free Polls, Okay Jonathan For Re-Election

Ayo Balogun, Abuja – Nigerian women have been enjoined to remain united and work towards peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections across the country.

In achieving this, they have been urged to shun violence of any form and embrace peace for the future and progress of the country.

The resolution was reached at a meeting organized by women leaders, representing

non – governmental organizations (NGOs), professional bodies, faith organizations, among others and hosted by the first lady, Mrs. Patience Dame Jonathan.

The meeting also called on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that all eligible voters collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) on time to enable them vote during the coming elections and that no eligible voter should be disenfranchised.

In a statement issued Monday by the Chief Press Secretary in the office of the first lady, Juliet Anyanele, the women noted given the numerous achievements of the President Jonathan’s administration and the ruling PDP in general as well as resolve to work harder at the grassroots, should vote President Jonathan and his party in the February elections.

The women therefore called on all Nigerians to intensify prayers and continue to seek the face of God to intervene and grant the country peaceful and successful elections.

“Nigeria is the only country we have and we must not use our hands to destroy it.

Nigerian women called on relevant organizations and PDP stakeholders to engage in massive voter education to ensure that voters understand the party symbol clearly to avoid incidents of voided votes” advised the women leaders.

The women, who also claimed that the Jonathan-Sambo administration has done well for the country, therefore tasked Nigerian women to pay back in February 14 and 28 elections.


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