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Women mobilise for Mrs Jonathan’s Kwara visit

The first lady will be visiting the state as part of her electioneering tour for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
It would be recalled that Mrs. Jonathan visited the state on November 23, 2014 to flag off an empowerment programme for women in the state.  
Speaking with Daily Trust, the liaison officer of WCDI, Mary Oyeleye, said the group has mobilised women across all strata to receive the first lady, saying Kwaran women have benefitted immensely from Mrs. Jonathan’s empowerment gesture.  
The liaison officer said: “We have organised ourselves from the states to the local governments to the ward level and to the unit level. We’ve our coordinators in the three senatorial districts – Kwara Central, Kwara North and Kwara South.
“We’ve the coordinators of 16 local governments. We now go down to the ward level and we have coordinators in each of the 193 wards in order to cut across all the villages at the ward level. And then we’ve our coordinators from the polling booths and each polling booth has 10 mobilisers.
“The first time the first lady came to Kwara State, she empowered so many women, from the local government to the polling unit level. She gave women different kinds of empowerment.”
Oyeleye disclosed that the empowerment programmes cut across all political parties since the organisation is not only political but an NGO set up to touch the lives of women in the country.
She said that the organisation had mobilised women in all the wards and polling units in the state to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, adding that she was confident that they would vote massively for President Jonathan.

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