INEC Clears Five Female Governorship Candidates In Adamawa


No fewer than 52 female candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),  will be contesting for Governorship, State and National Assembly seats in Adamawa.
, state Resident Electoral Commissioner Mr. Kasim Gaidam disclosed this at the North East zonal .meeting on women’s participation in the 2019 general elections, held  yesterday in Yola.
“ In Adamawa, we have five females contesting  Governorship position, seven vying for  Senate,  eleven contesting for House of Representatives and 21 for State Assembly seats.
“This is encouraging and an indication that our  democracy has improved “ Gaidam said.
Gaidam , represented by head of Voter Education and Information, Mrs Rifkatu  Maxwell, said that the election could not  be adjudged as  credible if women, who formed substantial number of the populace, were short-changed. He advised women not to allow anybody to intimidate them from exercising their franchise.
In his remark, , representative of a non-governmental organisation, Life Helpers Initiative, Mr Tayo  Fatinikum  said the aim of the workshop was to train sixty women from six states of the Northeast geo-political zone, to encourage them participate fully in the political process.
Fatinikum said the initiative was in collaboration with INEC and was also aimed at  actualising gender equity and mobilising the womenfolk. He said the participants would be trained on voter education and the role of women in ensuring the conduct of credible elections.