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2019 Polls: Group Alleges Marginalisation Of Women In Politics



By Niyi Olutunde, Akure

As 2019 general elections hit up, women in Ondo state have called for equal gender representation in democracy, stressing that women are still marginalised in politics.

Nigerian women (photo file)

Addressing journalists in Akure, Ondo state capital, the coordinators, Women For Women, Restoration Of The Dignity Of Womanhood and Women Alert groups, Mrs Olamide Falana, Mrs Olabisi Omolona and Mrs Kehinde Adewole-Alli however vowed not to mobilize women to vote for any political party if something was not done before the general elections.

The pressure groups maintained that women have what it takes to rule, stressing that they should allow to contest favourably in any post in the forthcoming election.

Falana, Omolona and Adewole-Alli therefore demanded 35 percent female representation in all socio-political and economic sectors.

“Political party should give us the opportunity to participate in the general elections, we are now cries out of our 35 percent right across the political board for us to be liberated. We have been marginalized across the political party.

“Ondo state government should also consider us in appointment, we are also good in various offices not only in the kitchen or bedroom, we are not happy with the situation, government must do something now.

“Ondo women are united in order to move the state forward, we want political empowerment for our young ones and widows”, the groups added.

The groups however explained that women in the state are prepared to participate fully in all political activities if allowed.

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