The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Dr Emmanuel Onucheyo, made the appeal in Ilorin at a sensitisation workshop for women organised by INEC on the February general elections in the state.
“We believe in our women to reach places and convince eligible voters to collect their voter cards; women are mobilisers in their own right,” he said.
Onucheyo, who commended women for their role in the society, advised them to ensure that their under-age children did not come to polling units during the elections.
He told the women that INEC would make use of Card Readers for the accreditation of voters during the elections to ascertain authenticity of the PVCs and multiple voting.
He, therefore, warned them that it was an offence to have more than one card.
The REC affirmed the commitment of INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the state.
In her remarks, Bosede Adimabua, the President of the Women wing of Kwara State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), appealed to government to ensure adequate security in each polling unit during the elections.
She also appealed to the women, irrespective of their religious inclinations, to pray for peace to reign before, during and after the elections.