By Rafiu Agboola, Osogbo
A socio-political group, Osun West Youths and Women Forum ( OWYWF), on Tuesday, said there is need for stakeholders within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to give a female the opportunity to represent Osun West Senatorial District in 2023 at the Senate.
The convener of the group, Comrade Olalekan Ojasope, while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, stated that with the current political situation in the Osun West Senatorial District, there is a need for a woman to take over from the present senator, because it is their belief that only woman can provide better representation for them .
Ojasope said they are very optimistic that if a woman is given the opportunity to occupy the seat, it would bring resounding development to the people of the constituency.
Ojasope said their decision to root for a female Senator was borne out of their desire to bring Osun West Senatorial District out of the woods.
“I want to say emphatically that , our senatorial district, which is Osun West Senatorial District, needs a woman this time around, who can adopt a distinctly different approach to legislating than men. A woman who can provide better representation for the constituents.
“We don’t want a senator who would be flexing muscle with the incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola because of the position he occupies.
“In the history of the state , there has never been a time a woman has been given the opportunity to occupy such an elevated position.
“We want a senator who would bring the people of his constituency out of total penury through the provision of jobs, both at the state and federal level.
“We do not want a lawmaker who gain pleasure in petty empowerment such as distribution of motorcycles, grinding machines among others.
“We want a female senator who can deliver more government spending to their districts unlike male senators do.
“We find out that female senate members always represent their constituents’ interests and needs when participating in the legislative process.
“When we crunched the data, we find that female members are more likely, than male members, to take on committee assignments that reflect the interests and demands of their districts.
“Women also introduce more bills related to policy in areas that are important to their constituents and, based on an assessment of the correspondence between district interests and member ideology, they are more likely to vote in ways that reflect their constituents’ needs.” he said
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