The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has stressed the need for peace and justice to prevail over the governorship election in Adamawa State.
The National President of NCWS, Hajiya Lami Adamu-Lau, made the call Monday at a news briefing in Abuja.
Adamu-Lau urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the Adamawa state governorship result and ensure that the will of the people prevailed.
She said that the call became necessary to ease tension that was currently building in the state.
”We want the umpire to uphold the election guidelines and do everything possible to ensure that the result is not manipulated.
“The people have spoken through their votes, they should be allowed to stand,” she said.
She said the council was monitoring the progress and know that the exercise was postponed to enable verification of the results from Fufore Local Government Area.
“We want INEC to do the needful and release the result for peace to prevail in the state.
“I urge INEC to ensure justice in collating the results before the declaration,” she said.
Lami said that the Nigerian Women still had faith in INEC to do the needful and ensure that justice prevailed.
Also speaking, Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, stressed the need to end all forms of injustices, violence against women and rape to the Nation’ s democracy.
Tallen, represented by the Senior Special Assistant, Technical,. Jummai Idomije said:” We must get it right this time.
” Enough is enough. Nigerian women believe in the capability of INEC to release a just result so that Nigerian women can have a voice in national development.”
NAN reports that various women groups were in attendance to show solidarity to the APC Adamawa State governorship candidate, Senator Aisha Binani. NAN