2011 elections: Women Must be Given 50 per cent Elective Offices - Sambo
2011 elections: Women Must be Given 50 per cent Elective Offices - Sambo Website
Ahead of the build up to the 2011 elections, Vice President Namadi Sambo, on Tuesday, clamoured for more roles for Nigerian women, saying for the country to reach its desired developmental level, women must be given 50 per cent of elective offices in the forthcoming 2011 general election. The number two man stated this in Abuja during the closing ceremony of the just-concluded national summit on women participation in politics, stressing that experience has shown that whatever a man can do, women can do it better. In his word, “Time has come for us to increase the number of women participation in politics; this is very important for our country to attain her desired level in development in all sector. Our country will not fair well if women are not involved in policy making and governance. “We will support them in their quest to be involved in politics and ensure their full participation as well as making sure that every of their vote’s counts in the 2011 general election.” He, however, urged women to change their mindset about politics, pointing out that politics without bitterness is the only way women can team up against men and be sure of victory.
Source: Nigerian Tribune - Kolawole Daniel