Consider women as running mates, Ita-Giwa tells guber candidates
A former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, yesterday kicked off campaign for more women representation in governance, saying only political parties with proportional women representation would secure the votes of women in 2019.
In a campaign tagged, “No Woman, No Vote”, Ita-Giwa who was the convener alongside many women activists and Civil Society Organizations in Lagos to demand for deputy governorship slots for women, said the political space must be widened to accommodate more women.
“We want those who have just gotten their nomination as governorship candidates to pick women as their Deputies”, ItaGiwa said at the occasion to mark the International Day of the girl child.
According to her, it is high time Nigeria created space for women and the girl-child to secure their future and end the present state of hopelessness of Nigerian women.
Ita-Giwa bemoaned the seeming lack of hope for women, saying, “There is hopelessness for the girl-child and it is this hopelessness that is pushing them to go to Italy or Libya and become sex slaves”.
She said the campaign was not about any political party, pointing out that any party that meets the yearning and aspiration of women would be supported during the election.