Women and Youth Empowerment for Advancement and Health Initiative (WYEAHI) in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) implemented an enlightenment campaign on the electorates by educating them on the electoral processes ahead of the general election, through road show sensitization. This activity was carried out on the 14th and 15th of February, 2019 in the three (3) senatorial districts of the state namely; South senatorial district comprising of Shelleng, Jada, Guyuk, Lamurde, Demsa, Numan, Toungo, Ganye, Mayo-belwa LGAs, North senatorial district comprising of Michika, Madagali, Mubi north, Mubi south, and Maiha LGAs and Central senatorial district comprising of Girei, Fufore, Yola north, Yola south, Gombi, Hong and Song LGAs which make up the twenty-one (21) local government areas of Adamawa state.
These were geared towards enlightening the public for mass participation in the electoral process so as to increase voter turn-out during election. It also aimed at boosting inclusiveness of persons living with disability (PLWD) in the electoral process and encouraged gender participation. Through voter education, the electorates were enlightened on the dangers of violence before, during and after election, vote buying and selling and other forms of malpractices. They were encouraged to shun voter apathy and come out with their permanent voter’s card (PVC) to vote on the day of election. Below are the inscriptions on the IEC materials distributed to the electorates;
- No violence, No thuggery
- People living with disabilities have the ability to vote
- Women of Nigeria should come out, vote and make a difference
- Election offences and penalties
- Specimen of ballot papers