The All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi says women aspirants in the 2019 general elections will receive the party’s nomination forms free. The APC chairman in the state, Eze Nwachukwu, announced this when he declared open the APC Ebonyi women stakeholders’ meeting in Abakaliki on Sunday.
He noted that the initiative was to encourage more women politicians to get involved in elective political activities. Nwachukwu urged them to support the emergence of more elected women office holders, and advised those interested to avail themselves of the opportunity to participate.
He commended the women and organisers of the meeting and admonished women to resist all forms of intimidation, monetary inducements and harassment from desperate politicians. Nwachukwu urged them to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and to ensure that they do not sell or exchange them for any price.
The chairman also appealed to the women to guide their children and ensure that they are not used for political thuggery and election violence during the 2019 general elections.