Commonwealth Business Women (CBW), Nigeria, has called on Nigerian women to vote candidates of their choice during forthcoming elections.
CBW’s Chief Executive Officer, Afoma Adigwe, made the charge, on Tuesday, in a statement, in Lagos. She said women have the political will to change the fortune of the country and bring about positive development.
“Women have contributed positively to humanity, we have an obligation to vote, to assure we have a positive future and access to programmes that sustain us. Women have long had to fight for many rights, and voting is just one of them. Voting is not just a right, it is also a privilege. Every eligible person should be participating.
“We, as women, just have to vote and make our voices heard. It is a privilege to have a say in who gets to run our country, and we should never take an opportunity like that for granted” she said in the statement.
Meanwhile, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Badagry office yesterday held a Voter’s enlightenment campaign at Ajara HV Agelasho community hall in the Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State to sensitise voters on new rules and methods in the voting process.
An Assistant Director of the agency, Eke Ebenezer Pedro, who led the campaign, gathered all stakeholders together, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, political leaders, the media, community and traditional leaders, the police, students, members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), youth and women groups and market leaders, for the sensitisation.