Just In: Over 200 Persons with Disabilities to serve as observers in Kogi Guber

Over 200 persons with disabilities, will be deployed as election observers in the


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Just In: Over 200 Persons with Disabilities to serve as observers in Kogi Guber
Some members of the NGOs

Over 200 persons with disabilities, will be deployed as election observers in the forthcoming November 16 Kogi State Governorship election, Fresh Angle International has gathered.

 

This much was disclosed today, Wednesday October 9, by the Deputy Country Director of National Democratic institute, NDI, Raymond Esebagbon, when the Challenge Parenthood Initiative, CPI, paid Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade, an advocacy visit.

 

The visit was anchored on the need to stop violence against women in election and ensure more women participate in the polls.

 

 

According to Esebagbon the number of persons with disabilities will be accomplished in collaboration with NGOs such as: National Democratic Institute, NDI, Inclusive Friends Associate, IFA, Challenge Parenthood Initiative, CPI, Center for Democracy and Development, CDD and USAID.

 

While noting that his organization has over the years support good governance in the country, Esebagbon stressed that the injection of people with disabilities into the election process, will promote inclusiveness in the system.

 

 

Esebagbon maintained that, one of the goals of the organization was to ensure that more women and youths participate in politics, just as he emphasized that the non-governmental organization is committed to supporting issued based campaign as well as combating the menace of fake news before, during and after the polls.

 

He disclosed that as part of efforts to drive home the campaign of achieving a violence free election in the state, a veteran musician 2Baba will be in Kogi State next week, to sensitize electorates on the need for hitch free election.

 

 

According to him, about seven states including Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Adamawa, Lagos, Anambra and Enugu, have keyed into the campaign to stop violence against women in election.

 

 

Esebagbon who commended the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for appointing more women in his cabinet since the state was created 28 years ago, said the campaign will not yield fruit if the government failed to throw in their support.

 

 

He however listed health, education, Job creation, public and civil service reform as well as infrastructural development as some of the primary thematic areas that the government should look into, if it must succeed in the state.

 

In her response, Secretary to Kogi State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade, describes the state as a confluence of opportunity and stated that the present administration was determined to leave a legacy that would not be forgotten in the country.


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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