..As Vote Not Fight Campaign and Stop-Violence against Women in Politics Warn Against Violence
The Vote Not Fight Campaign and Stop-Violence against Women in Politics have warned people of Osun State against any act that could cause violence.
The groups spoke after the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke signed the Vote Not Fight (VNF) and Stop Violence against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP) commitment placards to demonstrate his commitment to a peaceful election.
In n a statement jointly signed by Executive Director, NIGAWD Abimbola Aladejare-Salako and General Coordinator, JDPMC Rev. Fr. Peter Akinkunmi the groups said violence has no benefit as it would only destroy the society.
The statement reads: ” We wish to state that we visited the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for Osun 2022 off cycle governorship election, Distinguished Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke on Wednesday 22nd, 2022 and he signed the Vote Not Fight (VNF) and Stop Violence against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP) commitment placards to demonstrate his commitment to a peaceful governorship election.
“He also adopted the updated Osun Youth Agenda with a pledge to ensure its effective implementation if elected.
“According to the groups, the visit to Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke was led by the VNF National Ambasador 2Baba Idibia.
We urge all stakeholders to support the VNF and StopVAWIP campaigns in ensuring a non-violent, free, fair and credible elections characterized by massive youth and women turnout.
The VNF campaign promotes constructive youth participation in Nigeria’s political and electoral system while the StopVAWIP campaign seeks to address the barriers and mitigate violence which hinders active and full participation of women in politics. Both are nonpartisan campaigns supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
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