By Chinedu Adonu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC yesterday expressed concern over low participation of women in the electoral process in the country. The Residents Electoral Commissioner, REC, Enugu, Dr Emeka Ononamadu, who made this known during a one-day meeting with Initiative for Gender and Social Development, IGSD, at Top Rank Hotel, Enugu, urged women to fully participate in 2019 general elections Ononamadu who was represented by INEC Administrative Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Onyekwere, urged women to come out en mass to vote saying that women participation in the electoral process would foster progress in Nigeria. ALSO READ: UN calls for more commitment to end Female Genital Mutilation by 2030 He advised participants to mobilise other women to use their voters’ cards as a weapon to bring about positive change in the country. “Election is at the very critical stage and as a commission, we are gender sensitive. We are passionate about fostering women’s participation and political visibility in Nigeria. We created a Gender desk office in INEC to accommodate everybody in elections. “We had met with the security agency and they have guaranty the security of everyone. Urge your children to avoid violence before, during and after the election. “I… Read full this story
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