The Kaduna state’s resident electoral commissioner (REC), Asmau Maikudi, has said Nigerians would start collecting their permanent voter cards (PVCs) for the just concluded voters’ registration exercise in October. The senior officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said this at a 1-day sensitization and enlightenment engagement with women aspirants and stakeholders in Kaduna on Thursday, August 4.
She also revealed that 35 women are contesting for different offices in the state, adding that details of 17 governorship aspirants had been submitted by their political parties. Maikudi explained that as of Monday, August 1, women constituted over 50% of the registered voters. She then called on women to support each other, noting that “The support for one another is the surest way to success in the 2023 general elections”.
She also warned policymakers in Nigeria against the continued marginalisation of women, adding that it was detrimental to the growth of the country. The REC then commended the Kaduna state government for being “The only state in the nation that has gone beyond the United Nations Affirmative Action of 35 per cent but now has 47 per cent of women in appointive positions in the state.”