One of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the Biase State Constituency at the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mrs Helen Agan Egodo has disclosed that her intention to run for the 2019 elections was due to the need for women to be highly represented in some of the decision making in government.
Mrs Helen, who called on all Cross Riverian to make it a priority by registering and obtaining their Permanet Voter Cards (PVCs), told Voplink media that without their PVCs the Peoples right to vote and choose the right candidate may be denied.
“I am an aspirant from Biase Constituency contesting for the State House of Assembly
“I am aspire to contest for the 2019 election in Biase local government area because from the inception we have not had any female representing us at the level of the chairman and legislator both at the state and federal level; thereby causing a lot of marginalisation. We don’t know if it is our of fear or threat but I know that as women we are well equipped and have what it takes to represent our people intellectually and otherwise.
“And considering the fact that some of us have gathered experience in our previous offices, my people have seen the need for me to be the voice to the voiceless. That’s why I decided to make myself available to contest for the election.
“Come 2019 with the vote of God and my Constituency, I know I will be there. I want to use this opportunity to encourage and advice anyone who has not done their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) registration to use this opportunity and get it done because without PVCs they won’t be allowed to vote.
“Like you know that your vote is your power and an opportunity for you to vote in the right leader into power.