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Council Elections: Kuje records high turnout of women

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A cross section of women line up to vote in Kayarda Polling station, Kuje, FCT.

In spite of the general low turnout of voters for the March 9 FCT Area Council election, Kuje Area Council recorded high women participation in the exercise.

Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the election on Saturday in Kuje, report that the general turnout of voters for the election was poor.

A cross section of women, who spoke with NAN at the various polling units visited, women were becoming more enlightened and determined to be part of governance in order to get things working for them and their families.

Amina Aliyu, a mother of four, who voted at Kayarda Primary school, said that she decided to vote because she felt she should contribute her quota to enthroning a more proactive government and one that would create jobs and an environment that would be conducive for businesses to strive.

Tani Jonah, a trader, said that she came out to vote to ensure a better future for her children.

She said that she voted during the Presidential election and decided to participate in the area council election to contribute toward putting things right in the country.

Jonah called on women to come out in their numbers to vote as the time had come for women to take full advantage of their rights. (NAN)

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