As the 2023 general elections draws near, the Bantex Memorial Foundation has underscored the need for stakeholders to redouble their efforts at sensitizing electorates on the importance of a hitch free exercise.
The Chief Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Banta Bala made the call on Friday in Kagoro, while addressing participants at a one day sensitization organized by the Foundation for women leaders in Kaura Local Government Area.
Salama News reports that the program which drew women leaders from the Christian and Muslim faiths, had the theme, strengthening voter understanding and engagement in the electoral process.
Banta explained that the choice of women for the sensitization was deliberate, considering the fact that they constitute the vital part of the society and the role they play in influencing the lives of both the young and older generation.
He hoped that those present at the program will step down the training at their various communities for more people to be informed.
One of the facilitators, Mrs. Hannatu Ahuwan who sensitized them on the new Electoral Act as amended and her counterpart Mr. Samuel Kenneth Yashim, who focused on election process on election day, tasked the participants to resist attempts by selfish politicians who might want to buy their votes on elections day.
They urged them to ensure they obey all the guidelines that will be given to them by electoral officials during elections, so as to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.
Some of the participants who spoke in an interview with Salama News, commended the Bantex Memorial Foundation for organizing the training, which they said has exposed them to lots of information that hitherto they do not know.