A cross-section of Nigerian women advocating inclusion of females in political and electioneering processes, on Wednesday, issued a warning to APC, PDP and others political parties not to default in allocating at least 35 per cent of party offices to women.
They also admonished President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors not to underrate females in the area of governance, adding that they “are ready to break the backbone of the patriarchy from the source.”
National Coordinator of 100 Women Lobby Group, Mrs Felicia Onibon, spoke on behalf of others while addressing journalists on the sideline of a training organised for scores of women in Abuja in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria.
Onibon disclosed that they had begun strategies on how to “deal” with a political party that defaults ahead of 2023 general elections.
In the same vein, the Country Director of ActionAid, Mrs Ene Obi, advised men in the political arena to stop looking down on women and other forms of discrimination when it comes to appointments and holding key positions.
Similarly, a legal practitioner, Barr. Ebere Ifendu, has insisted that women are capable of thwarting the plans of any political party that doesn’t yield to their demands.