A Non-governmental Organization (NGO), Hopealive Enlightenment and Empowerment; Kpamkwase Foundation has taken a bold and commendable step by taking voter enlightenment and empowerment to Angwan Dadi, a village in Nyanya, Abuja.
The essence of taking the event to the village instead of staging it in the city, according to the organizers, is that the people that need such enlightenment live in the villages, and not in the cities. They said they wanted to stop the practice whereby organizers host events that concern villagers in the city and go to a rented crowd to represent the villagers.
Speaking at the event, the representative of Mai Angwa of Angwan Dadi, Engr. O. William commended the NGO for bringing the event to Angwan Dadi. He enjoined the people to shun money bag politicians and vote for the person they think will deliver dividends of democracy to the majority of Nigerians.
A leader of artisans, Obiora Okoye spoke at the event also. He asked the people to guide their PVC and make sure they use it to vote for the right people during elections.
The keynote address was presented by Raphael Ekpang, a former Chairman of the Correspondent’s Chapel of NUJ Abuja and the Editor in Chief of Core Rreporters Publication. He asked the people to make sure they have their PVCs because that is their first step towards participation in any election.
In her address to the people, the founder of the NGO, Mrs. Esther Chiakor admonished the people not to sell their votes because what the politicians would offer them is peanuts to compare with what they are going through at the moment.
At the end of the enlightenment, the NGO empowered the people with clothing materials and food items.