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2019 polls: NAWOJ sensitises Abia residents on non-violence

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2019 polls: NAWOJ sensitises Abia residents on non-violence
Henrietta Ashikodi
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ),  Abia chapter on Thursday embarked on sensitization across the state capital, Umuahia sensitising residents  on the need for free, fair, credible and non violent election.
The association began the sensitisation walk from Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Press Centre   Aba Road  and matched through major streets in Umuahia metropolis.
They  also visited the Broadcasting Corporation  of Abia state (BCA) and love FM radio office with Placard bearing different inscriptions such as “say no to election rigging”, “say no to Violence”, “say no to vote buying”, “do not sell your PVC”, “your vote is your power and no to thuggery”.
Speaking during the peaceful march. the state Chairperson of NAWOJ, Mrs Beatrice Okezie Odoemelem said the association decided to embark on the sensitisation to educate  Abia residents  on the need for credible and non violence election.
She appealed  to voters to come out and vote on Saturday  and not  sit back and complain that the country was not working.
She said election period was an opportunity for the citizenry  to exercise their rights to vote for candidates of their choice.
The NAWOJ boss  appealed to parents to warn their children to resist the temptation of being  used by politicians to disrupt, rig and cause mayhem in the coming election.
She said  that posterity would not “forgive us if we fail to do the right thing at the right time”.
 Adding their voices the Vice President Josephine Ojinji, the Assistant secretary, Henrietta Ashikodi, the financial Secretary Glory Abiakam and the former chairperson, Mrs Tina Ekwegbu called for prayers across the country.
They maintained that Nigeria is a blessed country and we must collectively join hands to ensure the unity and peace of the country.
NAWOJ frowned at the new method  of rigging through  vote buying saying it is a threat to democracy.
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