2011: WOMEN MAKE CASE FOR SELFLESS LEADERS
Women under the auspices of Women in the New Nigeria Empowerment and Positive Change (WINN) yesterday requested Nigerian politicians to change their attitude and seek people's mandate with the hope of rendering selfless service to the citizenry.
WINN Initiator Mrs Eunice Gordon-Osagiede made the request while speaking during a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of Media Trust Limited, Publishers of Daily Trust Newspaper in Abuja.
Mrs Gordon-Osagiede, who spoke on the flag-off of Voter-Education and Sensitization Treat (VEST) campaign at Radio House yesterday in Abuja, explained that it was aimed at ensuring that voters make informed right choice during the upcoming April general elections.
She said WINN, which is an inter-faith women non-governmental, non-profit, non-aligned, non-partisan organization, hoped to educate, mobilize and sensitize voters on their voting rights and to encourage them to ask necessary questions from those canvassing for their votes.
'We need visionary leaders who will not plunder this country. The new thing for politicians now is to serve the people. That is why we deem it necessary to sensitize and educate our people. The country is now crying for change. We know that this is in the hands of God because people don't like change. But they (politicians) should be ready to serve people,' she also said.
Also speaking, the National Chairperson of WINN Mrs Esther Mangza said the organization is working to see a Nigeria where credible leaders who will move the country to the highest level are elected into power.