Women Groups Defend Appointment
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
About ten different women non-governmental organizations have expressed support for the appointment of a woman, Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari, as the acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement jointly signed by Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI), Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA), 100 Women Lobby Group, Equity Advocates, National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Women Foundation of Nigeria (WFN)and Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF).
The groups said the appointment was in line with the national gender policy.
"Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) and other appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari as the acting INEC Chairperson. This has shown that our President is a gender sensitive leader,” they said.