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Woman can be president in 2019, says Ebonyi REC

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Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Godswill Obioma, yesterday encouraged women to engage actively in politics, noting that they stand the chance of clinching the presidency due to their number.

Prof. Obioma stated this in Abakaliki, the state capital, during a town hall meeting organised by Actionaid through Participatory Development Alternative (PDA) to sensitise women in political participation.

Represented by Nkiru Okpalanozie from the Legal Service Department of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the REC noted that the time was ripe for women to come out fully and participate in politics.

He called on the women to collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs), asserting that “women in politics stand better chance of winning elections, considering that they constitute larger number of the electorate in the country.”

Speaking on ‘Enhancing the Capacity of Women to Engage in 2019 Election’, Chief Executive Officer of PDA, Victoria Eze, urged women to engage in active politics not minding challenges they face in the political landscape.

In another development, wife of Imo State governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, has vowed to halt human trafficking in Africa.

Addressing journalists yesterday on the 2018 August meeting in the state billed for August 7 at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, the state capital, she identified poverty, idleness, loss of confidence among other vices as major causes of human trafficking, while suggesting public awareness and empowerment as means of tackling the menace.


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