The National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Bayelsa State chapter has called on the general public particularly women who are yet to collect their PVCS to do so inorder to avoid being disenfranchised in next year’s elections.
In a statement signed by NAWOJ Chairperson, Mrs Grace Orumieyefa and Secretary, Mrs Tekiyon Theophilus says there is a lacuna in women representation and they stand a better chance of voting the right candidate who would represent them.
NAWOJ pointed out that women constitute more than half of the population of Nigeria and with their voice they can make strategic impact on socioeconomic wellbeing of the nation.
The association called on INEC to put in place mechanisms for the timely release of the PVCS stating that it would be illegal to disenfranchise the citizenry.
It further advises voters to be wise and not sell their PVCS alerting that some political parties are already in the move to purchase PVCS to enable their candidate win the election.
The body assured that all eligible voters who have their PVCS that with it, they can birth a change in the nation.