Women should as­pire for higher of­fices in 2015 - Group

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

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.

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