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Friday, 15 November 2013

2015: We’ll give women more attention if we get the mandate – APC

imageThe interim national women leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has said that the party would give women more attention if given the mandate in the 2015 presidential election.
She gave this assurance on Monday at a workshop organised by APC in collaboration with the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Abuja.
According to her, APC plans to build on its reputation as an advocate of gender equality in the country.
Also speaking at the event, the Director general of IRI, Mrs Robina Namusisi, said the workshop was aimed at supporting women empowerment.
According to Namusisi, IRI will use the workshop to teach oand promote women advocacy in the country.
“Adequate awareness and networking will help in addressing legal framework towards women empowerment,” she said.
Mrs Olufunke Owoseni, APC women leader in Ekiti, said the workshop came at the right time because women should be well informed on leadership.
“Women are participating in politics now, but APC is more assuring in women representation,” she said.
In the same vein, the Deputy National Chairman (North-East) of the party, Alhaji Umar Duhu said APC was gender friendly and had allowed for more women participation in affairs of the party.
His words, “We believe women should participate in every sphere of life, so that they can get equality rather than 35 percent affirmation.”


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