Constitution Lab in conjunction with Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, a non-governmental organization have sensitized women and the youth in Ikorodu on electoral participation.
Participants were also registered for their Permanent Voters Card (PVC)
The event which took place at the Ikorodu Local Government secretariat saw women and young people in attendance.
An APC aspirant for Ikorodu Constituency 1, Babawale Alogba who was also in attendance urged residents of Ikorodu to get registered for their Permanent Voters Card, stressing that their votes count.
Alogba said, “We need to talk to ourselves because I am also a Youth. We need to encourage people. Let them know that their votes count.
“I am saying this not because I am contesting for Lagos State House of Assembly. Either I get elected or not, let it be sure that votes count, and the only way out is to get our PVC.
“We should not get stressed to get it. Whatever will be good will require efforts. PVC is very important. Your votes count. Don’t be afraid it won’t. The narrative has changed.”
A Youth and the Cordinator of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ikorodu West, Asoro Olatunji who was part of the event said that the program came at the right time, emphasizing how important it is that it focused on women and youths to get them participatory in politics.
“It is coming at the right time. It exposed us to voting that and the power to design and decide our future. More importantly is the infact that it exposed our women on the need to join participatory politics.
“It’s high time women took their space in the political realm not only that, women must begin to use their numerical strength to support one another, that is women supporting women not women supporting men.
“The time is now for our women and our youths to begin to unite and speak in unison.”
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