From Judex Okoro, Calabar

Cross River State Chapter of Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria, (WOWICAN), has tasked women tò come out and take active participation in the pending general elections.

The women, who came out in their numbers, said they would fo all out to ensure that quality candidates are elected this time as they cannot afford to toyvwith their votes.

They added that this is the aspiciois time for women to make a statement with their votes.

Speaking at a Town Hall meeting held on Thursday in Calabar, the chairperson of WOWICAN, Cross River State Chapter, Mrs..Umo Oyo-Ita, said the project is designed to enable women perform their civic duties and realise their potentials.

In her words, ” the national WOWICAN and the UN-Women have taken up the responsibility of mobilising and sensitizing 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.

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“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 peaceful society for our common good”, he said.

Also speaking at the event, the representative of the state police commissioner Balarabe Sule, Onne Ikwen, said the police is ensuring that adequate security is in place to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

In her remark, an assistant director with the National Orientation Agency, Pastor Mercy Igboke, tasked the women to do their homework and ensure no one uses their children to create havoc in the country.

Tasking the women on playing 2023 elections without violence, Deacon Dr. Samuel Ntino, who spoke on behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), advised women to vote right by being conscious of the character, competence and capacity of the people they intend to vote for.