Ondo 2016: Protect your votes and resist election rigging – Mrs. Mimiko tells Ondo women
Ahead of November 26, Governorships election in Ondo state, the wife of the state Governor Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko has advised women in the state and other eligible voters to protect their votes and resist by all means efforts to manipulate election.
She also urged women in the state to warn their children not to be used during and after the the election to foment trouble hoping that the election will be peaceful as it has always been in the state.
The programme also featured lecture presentation titled: “Women A Reliable Pillar in Nation Building” delivered by the Wife of PDP Governorship Candidate, Mrs Enoh Ebunoluwa Eyitayo Jegede.
According to Mrs Mimiko, we need to go back to our various houses to talk to our children and husbands to preach politics of peace, tolerance and love so that peace could reign during and after the election.
Mrs. Mimiko who made this known yesterday at Ore in Odigbo Local government area of the state at this month edition of her meeting with women groups advocated politics without bitterness so as to ensure peace in the state.
She noted that the role of women in political development cannot be overemphasized as they are the anchor of life on which human existence depends charging them in the state on the need to stand up, protect their votes and participate actively in the election.
While thanking the people, especially women folks for their support over the years, she assured that the present government remains committed to their welfare and development.
She noted that what Mimiko’s administration has done in the last seven and half years has clearly shown that, the governor has the people of the state at heart saying that they should always pray to God for the peaceful conduct of the election.
“In past seven and half years, Governor Mimiko led administration has touched many lives and solicited their support for peaceful conduct of the poll”, she noted.
Earlier in her address, the State Commissioner For Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Olasinmi Akindele Odunmbaku urged politicians in the state to play the game according to the rule and eschew violence in the interest of democracy in the country.
She therefore stressed that the lecture to mark the event was very inspiring and empowering women for development, and to mobilize women to be helpers for their family at this time of economic crunch.