A non Governmental Organisation, BAOBAB FOR WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS has called on Nigerians to vote candidates with plans of appointive positions for women and the fight against gender based violence in the country.
In a statement signed by the Executive Director, Bumi Dipo-Salami it is critical for women and men to make a statement with the elections by being strategic and deliberate in choosing candidates with a track record of making room for intelligent, strong and dynamic women at the table.
According to the statement, Voting for candidates who believe in women’s inclusion advancement of their interests, and who will position them in critical areas is in the best interest of the country.
It calls on the electorates not to be carried away by the temporary gifts of food, cash and other incentives, which has been the strategy of vote buying and selling.
The statement urged government to ensure that security agencies protect voters and make sure that peace reigns at all polling units so that Nigerians, especially women can cast their votes with no threats to their lives.