Women should aspire for higher offices in 2015 - Group
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria has challenged Nigerian women to vie for more and higher elective offices in 2015.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja on resolutions reached after the coalition’s National Working Committee meeting held in Abuja, the coalition’s president, Comrade Bassey Etuk, said the participation of women in the 2015 general election, was pivotal to the nation’s growth taking into cognisance the successes recorded by the women folk across sectors of the economy.
The group said it is in support of ambition of the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr Ngozi Olejeme to contest the governorship of Delta State in 2015.
“We commend the boldness and involvement of Nigerian women at all level in the journey of Nigerian democracy since 1999 and generally see the active involvement of women in elective positions as a sign of maturity, especially in our nation where women have proven to be better managers both in the public and private offices, therefore we urge Nigerian women to take it further by contesting for a bigger elective positions in 2015.
“And it is our desire that 2015 will see the first elected female governor. Fortunately, there is a competent, well qualified, tested and trusted woman contesting for the post of Delta State Governor in person of Dr. Ngozi Olejeme. She has proven her competence over the years, we therefore urge Nigerian women and every eligible voter in Delta State to support for her to emerge the governor of Delta State by 2015 and every other competent women contesting for elective post,” the Coalition stated.