2023: LANW moves to mobilize women, youth on electing credible political leaders
By: Femi Mustapha
Ahead of 2023 general elections,
Centre for Communication and Social Impact in collaboration with Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW) has vowed to mobilize women and youth on electing credible political leaders at all levels that will protect their interests.
The LANW Project Officer on the We-You project, Hannatu Ahuwan asserted this during a Media Parley with selected party candidates held in Kaduna yesterday.
Ahuwan explained that women and young people need to engage in the electoral process, and also to mobilize other youths to stand their ground in making sure the right people are elected.
She added that women and youth must understand the purpose of democracy, role of election, the role of young people in engaging with the electoral process so that they will choose and vote right.
“Once, we get elections right, we are hopeful that we have credible leadership and right kind of people and the proper position of power, and if the right people are in a position of power we assume that the issues of corruption and unemployment will be a thing of the past but it will take some time.
“So with women and young people, our work usually is to empower, impact knowledge, mobilization, providing the space to engage, interact and make decisions that affects their lives, and be able to ask the leaders of this country the right kind of questions-physical debates, participate in decision making processes, but that would not be possible if they do not have the understanding of the policy domain of Nigeria in terms of what happens, programmes so they would be able to ask that kind of question and that is what we want and we want people to e assertive”, she stated.
In his remarks, Kaduna Central Senatorial Candidate of All Progressive Congress APC , Mohammed Sani Dattijo commanded the organisers for their vision concerning women.
Dattijo added that women are the most reliable voters, hence they deserve better treatment from politicians, saying they are also at the receiving end of any crises.
Over 12 candidates participated at the parley and signed commitments that will better lives of women and youths.