The Cedar Seed Foundation has engaged over twenty thousand Youths, women and persons with disabilities on voter education in four local governments of Kaduna State and FCT.
The training was aimed at educating electorates in Zango Kataf, Jaba, Jema’a and Kaura local governments on what to do before, during and after election.
The facilitators at the event include, Samuel Kenneth Yashim, Bala Labash and Muntaka Shuaibu.
Speaking to Inclusive News Network, Shedrack Danladi, Project Officer of the foundation, said “What CSF set to achieve was an increase in the political literacy of Nigerian citizens, to enable citizens make informed decisions without inducements of any kind, that is we trained over 20 thousand citizens in 2022 on Voter Education and voting credible leaders.
“The event is currently making impact on the masses, for example, In Kaura local government of Kaduna state, voters voted without considering party affiliations, religion or ethnicity. They voted based on conviction, that is why a third force political party emerged winner in the elections.
“For example, there is an increase in voters turnout to polling units. We believe that this is as a result of engagement with over 20 thousand citizens in Kaduna and FCT.”
The Project Officer urged the Youths, women and persons with disabilities to realise that they are a very important persons in the society, therefore their involvement in the elections and governance will change so many things in the polity and nation at large.
He also tasked Stakeholders and INEC to provide a conducive environment during elections to enable voters vote without any form of intimidation.
“We recorded electoral violence in some part of the country during the Saturday polls, this instilled fear in the minds of so many women and PWDs voters.”