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October 28, 2015 ( Post 1 )

Ahead of the December 5 governorship election, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has called on the youths to desist from any form of electoral violence capable of destabilizing the state.

Receiving a delegation of Women Arise for Change Initiative led by its President, Dr. Joe Okei- Odumakin, in his office on Tuesday, the governor pleaded with the youths not to destroy the legacies of his administration especially in the area of security all in the name of election.

Dickson expressed commitment in collaborating with the Women Arise for Change Initiative (WACI) to launch WACI's "Stop Youths Abuse" campaign.

He also called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, to follow suit by ensuring a violence-free governorship election.
The governor stressed the relevance of the initiative particularly as political activities gain momentum in the state.

Gov. Dickson noted that his administration in the last three and half years, has formulated policies aimed at protecting women and youths in the state.

He said: "government is passionate about protecting women against violence in all its ramifications which led to the setting up of a committee to handle issues of physical abuse of women particularly widows".

Dickson assured the organization of government's readiness to also partner with other relevant stakeholders to increase the level of advocacy in preventing the incidence of violence against women and other vulnerable groups.

He said that copies of the booklet titled: "Guidelines on Gender-Based Violence and Young Persons in Nigeria", would be made available to all the communities, chiefs and local government areas of the state.

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