Anambra 2021 Guber: ASATU women hold sensitization on voter registration at Ekwulobia
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Women across Anambra State have been called upon to participate actively in electioneering processes of the November 6 polls.
The National President of Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU Women Wing, Lady Franca Nwigbo made the call at Aguata Local Government Headquarters, Ekwulobia during a one day sensitisation and enlightenment of women on the forthcoming voter registration exercise in the State.
Our correspondent who covered the event reports that the sensitisation programme attended by Community Women Leaders in Anambra South Senatorial District was to enlighten them on the importance of registering and obtaining voters card as the exercise will kick off on twenty eight of this month.
Lady Nwigbo urged them to go down to the grassroot and sensitize the women to participate so as to have a voice during the election, noting that some people may have lost their voters cards while many relocated from previous places of residence and some have attained eighteen years since the last voter registration exercise, urging them to approach polling booths close to them to get registered.
The National Secretary of the Association, Dr. Obioma Onyejegbu maintained that mothers have a peculiar character embedded in them which gives them convincing spirit and charged them to ensure their wards and husbands get involved.
On her part, the Coordinator of South Senatorial District, Mrs. Joy Onyekwere commended the policy of zoning in the State which she said has made it possible for the South to be the one to be voted for this time around, asking the women to double their efforts and shun money politics.
Lending her voice, the Coordinator of Aguata Local Government, Mrs. Anthonia Ekwebeli charged women never to mortgage their conscience as it will affect them thereafter.
Others who spoke at the event include Mrs. Ann Okonkwo and Mrs. Patricia Nwokedi.
The program gave room for the women to bare their minds on experiences they had during previous voter registration exercises and were advised on how best to overcome it.