The Kogi Professional Women for Ododo/Joel 2023 Project, has called on women in the country to participate actively in governance and politics for the development of democracy in the country.

The convener of the group, Mrs Raliat Anako Abdulsalam, made the call during a press conference in Abuja to endors Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman for the Governorship elections in kogi state under the All Progressives Congress (APC) come November 11.

Chief Mrs Raliat, while calling on all women in Kogi state to come out en mass and vote for Ododo during the elections also pledged the groups support in ensuring that Ododo emerges victorious in Kogi state.

According to her, the group’s efforts on the grassroots mobilisation and other positive strategies could not be overemphasised as all plans have been put in place to enable Ododo’s victory at the poll.

Besides, she called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all security agencies that will participate in the elections to be free and fair for democracy to strive in the state.

She also called on youths in the state to shun any form of violence and not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by politicians to cause any Electoral malpractice during the elections.

However, the convener commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his excellent performance in the areas of women empowerment and inclusion in governance for the development of democracy equality in the state.

On development, she also applauded the Governor in the area of security, infrastructural development, health, education and human resources development.

She reiterated that the Kogi State professional women for Ododo/Joel 2023 has promised to do more positively at the grassroots for the project to record victory on November 11. (NAN)

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