April 1, 2023



2023: Group, INEC take PVC assortment drive to Lafia market

A world election observer group, Pan African Girls Initiatives (PAWP), in collaboration with the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Friday December 16, 2022 sensitised market girls on the necessity to accumulate their Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVC) with a purpose to vote within the 2023 normal elections.

Talking on the occasion inside Lafia trendy market, Nasarawa state, Dr. Eno Ben-Udensi, head of mission, PAWP, mentioned the essence of the sensitisation was to enhance girls participation within the electoral course of.

“PAWP is a non-governmental organisation of girls from the 54 nations of Africa together with Nigeria. Our mission right now in Nasarawa state is to sensitise market girls from the 13 LGAs to get their Everlasting Voter Playing cards now that INEC has commenced distribution,” Ben-Udensi mentioned.

She urged girls who lately registered for his or her PVCs to make sure that they accumulate them and vote credible leaders in 2023.

Udensi defined that the eligible voters can accumulate their playing cards from INEC places of work throughout the 13 native authorities areas of the state.

“PAWP as an observer group with INEC has noticed that over time, girls who largely flip up on the polling items to vote throughout elections are from the grassroots, and majority of them are the market girls. So, our mission right here may be very vital and intentional,” she mentioned.

On her half, the Gender Desk Officer of INEC in Nasarawa state, Bridget Abuga, thanked PAWP for the sensitisation efforts and guaranteed that the fee would conduct free, truthful and credible elections.

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She subsequently, urged the ladies to benefit from the chance to train their franchise.