Political Parties Urged to Protect Women in Kogi Governorship Election
NGO Appeals for Women’s Safety
A group called Women’s Effect Initiative International (WEII) is asking all the political parties competing in the upcoming Kogi State Governorship Election to make sure their members do not harm women.
Arewa Abiola Abimbola, the Director-General of WEII, expressed her worries about the recent killing of a woman in Kotonkarfe. She believes that the state cannot afford to lose more women due to political conflicts.
Abimbola urged the political parties to prioritize peace and put an end to the violence. She emphasized that women’s lives and security should not be compromised for political gain.
Abimbola highlighted the importance of protecting women’s lives and ensuring their active participation in politics. She reminded everyone that women make up the highest voting population and should not be intimidated or discouraged from exercising their right to vote.
Abimbola called on the people of Kogi State to see themselves as one family and to reject political violence. She warned that if they harm each other for the sake of someone else’s interests, they may not be recognized or supported by those in power.
Abimbola appealed to the government and security agencies to prioritize the protection of women and children during the governorship election. She urged them to take action against any form of violence, whether political or otherwise.