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What Rotary President Told Women to Do During Election to Attract Victory

Image may contain: 1 personBarely two  days to Presidential and National Assembly elections,Women  has being called  to take active part in  electioneering process so as to join in shaping the future of their children

Mrs Ngozi Mbachi, the President of Rotary International Club of Awka Metropolis District 9142 made the call on Thursday during the club’s  weekly fellowship in Awka.
She called out to Nigerian women more especially women based in Anambra to come out en masse to cast their vote to preferred candidates and be sure that their vote will count.
Mbachi said that women are more committed in areas of life where they are convinced would make a difference in their living condition and assured the women that active participation in electoral process was one of the area.
“ women you are more passionate in handing and viewing issues be it domestic or otherwise and success of varying degrees are being achieved politics is not excluded come out and be part of history’’ she said
Mbachi said  rotary preaches joint development of home and nation at large  and urged women not to leave the duty of nation building to the men alone as it would not come out more progressive.
She said that a show solidarity by coming out to vote shunning vote buying or any form of  political inducement  was highly needed at this political dispensation .
Mbachi said that women have the right to vote , its their right as well as a responsibility and urged women to support and promote peaceful elections by coming out to vote peacefully so that other electorate would emulate them.
She said that women have the ability to vote and should shun lukewarm attitudes and join force in consolidating the country’s democracy .
She appealed to the men and youths to also be part of peaceful electoral process by shunning vote bribery , electoral violence and developing the spirit of sportsmanship rather do or die approach of getting power.
Dr Dennis Ekemezie  a member of the club and a senior staff of National Orientation Agency NOA enlightened the members on how to eliminate void votes , vote buying or selling and electoral crisis .
Ekemezie said NOA was on voter  information educating voters to go out en masse to vote for their preferred candidates on February 16  to elect the President ,
And National legislators and on  March 2 for electing of state law makers and governors where applicable.
He said that electoral process for 2019 general elections would be accredit and vote which would commence by 8am to 2pm and said that any voter on queue before 2 pm would be allowed to vote  no matter the time .
Ekemezie said that it would be continues voter  exercise as electorate who voted and wants to watch and protect  his vote would be allowed to stay till the presiding INCE officers calls out the vote cast and other related process.
He said that the process would be  transparent and urged that no one foments trouble and wait for the pasting of the results at the end of the vote casting.
Ekemezie said that due to tight space in the ballot paper resulting to too many political parties taking part in the election that index finger would be more appropriate to use in casting the vote to avid void votes.
“ NOA have for the past 50 days being educating the electorate both those in urban and rural cities on dangers of vote buying selling or electoral violence of any form’’ Ekemezie said .
Mr Henry Ekwueme  another member of the club commended Ekemezie for the quality enlightenment and advised that more  enlightenment being done in rural communities to avoid void votes.
Prof Ralph Okigbo of Botany Department in Nnamdi Azikiwe  University Awka  and a charter President of the club urged all  voter to come out to vote conscientiously .
He said that vote buying was a crime to humanity and advised all voters or INEC workers to shun the idea of accepting political inducement.
Mr Uche Chiadi another member of the club who addressed  members said that voters should ensure that the go to their polling unit with INEC voter card .
Chiadi said that any voter who tries to vote with  fake card or faultier  electoral process  would be arrested by the  security agents .
Chief Felix Akosah said that voters should be security conscious and play  very safe during the electoral and advised against youth playing football on the day of elections.
Akosah said that women should also watch out so that their younger ones do  not get involved in any from of electoral malpractices

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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