The Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria, WOWICAN, Cross River State Chapter, has charged women to be fully involved in this year’s general elections.
The charge was given at a Town Hall meeting organised in Calabar to perfect their participation in the general elections.
Speaking at the meeting , the chairperson of WOWICAN, Cross River State Chapter, Umo Oyo-Ita, said the project was designed to enable women to perform their civic duties and realise their potential.
“The national WOWICAN and the UN – Women have taken up the responsibility of mobilising and sensitising women to effectively participate in the 2023 general elections.
“Indeed, this project is designed to enable women and in the general elections to perform their Civic responsibilities of electing good leaders to govern and help them realise their potentials and contribute effectively to their communities.
“We are gathered in order to further strengthen the confidence of women to participate in the 2023 general elections.
“We all have a stake one way or the other in the forthcoming general elections, and so, let everyone work towards having a free and fair election as well as a peaceful society for our common good,” he said.
Onne Ikwen, a representative of the state police commissioner,Balarabe Sule, said the police are ensuring that adequate security is in place to ensure free, fair and credible elections.
Also speaking, Pastor Mercy Igboke, an assistant director with the National Orientation Agency, tasked the women to do their homework and ensure no one uses their children to create havoc in the country.
On his part, Deacon Samuel Ntino, who spoke on behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) tasked women to play the 2023 elections without violence.
He charged them to be conscious of the character, competence and capacity of the people they intend to vote for.
In his address, Sir Francis Edet, a member of the Etubom Traditional Council, urged women to rise up and stand for their rights.
He explained that the only way to do this is for them to get their PVCs and vote for the right leaders.