Women cen­tre gives Me­laye 3 days to apol­o­gize to Mrs. Tin­ubu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Lagos

The Women Ad­vo­cacy Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre ( WARDC) yes­ter­day added its voice to the al­leged abuse of Se­na­tor rep­re­sent­ing Lagos Cen­tral, Oluremi Tin­ubu, by her col­league Dino Me­laye from Kogi State, de­scrib­ing it as con­demnable and giv­ing Me­laye three days to ten­der an apol­ogy.

The cen­tre in a state­ment by its Co­or­di­na­tor, Dr. Abi­ola Akiy­o­deA­fo­labi said the in­ci­dent against Mrs Tin­ubu “is another case to but­tress the lack­lus­tre at­ti­tude to the is­sue of women’s rights pro­tec­tion and gen­der equal­ity in Nige­ria.”

The non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion in the van­guard of pro­mot­ing women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in pol­i­tics, said the al­leged ver­bal at­tack on Mrs Tin­ubu by Me­laye be­came much more rep­re­hen­si­ble at a time women par­tic­i­pa­tion in pol­i­tics was at a low ebb in Nige­ria.

Akioye-Afo­labi lamented the si­lence of the Se­nate and sen­a­tors over the in­ci­dent against Mrs. Tin­ubu, and re­it­er­at­ing its po­si­tion that Me­laye should ten­der an un­re­served apol­ogy to the Lagos se­na­tor within the next three days, she said Mrs Tin­ubu rep­re­sents not only her con­stituency in Lagos State but also half of Nige­ria’s pop­u­la­tion - the fe­male pop­u­la­tion.

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