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River’s Dep Gov advises women to take advantage of state govt’s gender-friendly disposition

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A statement from the office of the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has claimed that she had called on Women of the state to take advantage of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s gender -friendly disposition to present themselves for election whenever the occasion arises.

According to Owupele Benebo, the Head, of the Press Unit of the Deputy Governor’s office, Mrs Ipalibo made the statement, preparatory to the forth coming Local Government Councils elections in the State.

Her words; “Governor Wike has stated at various fora that qualified Rivers Women will be encouraged to participate actively to vote and be voted for, without prejudice, it now behoves on us women to mobilize ourselves and take advantage of the Governor’s kind gesture by fielding candidates for various positions”.

According to Dr. Banigo, all Rivers Women who are 18 years and above, who do not have their permanent voter’s card, must ensure they register in the ongoing INEC continuous voters registration exercise to enable them exercise their franchise.


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