The European Center for Electoral Support in collaboration with Germany and INEC held an interactive session with IDPs

Published on: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:09:43 by:
umayya abubakar

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Ahead of the twenty nineteen general elections, the European Center for Electoral Support in collaboration with the Federal Republic of Germany and Independent National Electoral Commission Adamawa held an interactive session with Internally Displayed Persons IDPs at Malkohi and Furore camps.

The meeting was titled prevention of election violence and voter education for inclusion in Nigeria was aimed at involvement of the margilised group to participate and contribute in the electoral process.

In a remark, the German Embassy Representative Mr Dominc Weerts pointed out that the project, which is implemented in January twenty nineteen, will end by end of June and will focus attention on youth, women, physically challenged persons and internally displayed persons.

The German Representatives added that the project is also to strengthen the capacities of relevant stakeholders to advocate for inclusivity in electoral process, engaging INEC and political parties among others to facilitate the participation of IDPs and women in election.

He said activities of the project include leadership skills for electoral stakeholders, and training for women, youths and physically challenged persons among others.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Adamawa state INEC Boss Barrister Khashim Gana Gaidam represented by the Head of Voter Education of the Commission Madam Rifkatu Duku said plans are made by INEC to ensure that the IDPs and physically challenged persons are not Left behind in exercising their civic right in the twenty nineteen general elections.

She used the forum to stressed the need for the electorates to vote wisely and conduct themselves wisely on the elections day.

At the end of the meeting cultural dances were performed to add color to the event.