Women Coordinator Decries Low Participation Of Women In APC Registration Exercise - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, February 15, 2021

Women Coordinator Decries Low Participation Of Women In APC Registration Exercise

Dr. Oderinde

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state coordinator for Progressive Women, Dr. Temitayo Oderinde-Clement has expressed displeasure over the low participation of women in the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. 

Dr. Oderinde-Clement equally declared her readiness to get more women registered with the All Progressive Congress. 

The Child Right Advocate made this known on Monday while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

She said membership with the APC would give women "accessibility and inclusiveness"

"Women in APC like our mother, Kemi Nelson, the woman leader had made it easy for you to be able to come into the party and leveled on advantages and key role positions," she said. 

She however, urged women to participate in the ongoing APC membership registration and revalidation.

"The drive is for us to have more women come into politics and actually take active roles and be part of decision making in politics and policy making.

"We want more women to be on board and register with our party, APC," she said. 

She said women participation in politics in the country is low, while describing the women who participate as "subordinate and supporters".

She pegged the level of female participation at less than five percent.  

"We can't even meet up with the 10 per cent that is expected or the 30 per cent that is expected by the UN. We want Nigerian women to come up and live up to their responsibility of actually of coming up with their civil responsibilities and taking part in political activities.

"The involvement of women has not been intentional as leaders; we have women who participate, but as subordinate and supporters. They have not really come out intentionally to lead and they have not come up to actually take up key role positions. We want women to come up because we know we have capable women.

"If we can have about 30 million women come on board, that will make a lot of difference. If we say that 49 per cent of the population is made up of women, so, we have about 90 million women. If we can about 30 million on board, that is a very good one for us. 

"The last election we had about 2,692 women coming out for elective position, only 62 were able to win both at the federal, states, all together," she lamented

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