By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun sensitising market women in Edo State ahead of the forthcoming governorship election slated for September 10.
The Commission’s Public Relation Officer in the state, Mrs Priscilla Sule made this known in Benin on Monday, saying the initiative was aimed at enlightening eligible women on the need to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) and vote.
“We have been sensitising them on the need to check their polling units and be sure that their names are among those cleared to vote. We also try to educate them on the need to seek assistance from any of the election officials at the polling units where it becomes necessary.’’ She said.
She urged the women to strive toward asserting their rights, pointing out that they could only have a say in government if they participated in the process that determined who governed Edo State.