NSCDC Engage NGO’s For Hitch Free Elections In Anambra 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State *Command,Mr. Everestus Chimezie Obiyo on Tuesday 2nd of November,2021 received in audience members of Gender Perspective and Social Development Centre, National Democratic Institute, Vote Not Fight group and Persons with Disabilities ( PWDs)  in his office at the State Command Headquarters Awka.

Mrs Chioma Eze who led the Gender Perspective and Social Development Centre in her speech  intimated  the State Commandant of the objective of the visit  which was to seek for  partnership with NSCDC towards  stoping violence against women in  politics (VAWIP) during the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.

She  appealed  for adequate protection of their  volunteers who had been trained to monitor and observe the Election while soliciting that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately protected to exercise their franchise.

Responding, the State Commandant reiterated the Command’s commitment to sustaining priority protection for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to participate fully in the election.

He appreciated the Vote not Fight  group for increasing the positive participation of youths by promoting peaceful and constructive  engagement with their peers that election should not be a do-or-die affair.

The visit ended with both the NSCDC and NGOs pledging to reduce to the barest minimum the rising issues of sexual and gender – based violence against women in Politics.

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