The First lady of Akwa Ibom State, Martha Udom Emmanuel on Tuesday advised Nigerian women not to participate in the 2023 general elections if their demands are not accepted.
She made this known while addressing protesters of gender imbalance in Nigeria’s political sphere, at the gate of the National Assembly in Abuja during the celebration of the 2022 International Women Day.
In her remarks, Mrs Udom Emmanuel said: “With my colleagues and all the women in Nigeria, we join our voice to say No Bad Governance
All we are asking for, is to give us 35% of party leadership. We are not asking much.”
“We are asking the men that are meant to sign the bill to do it. We are not second class citizens; we are first class citizens as the men are.
“We have waited for them under rain and sun for them to recommit the bill and together as women we must get what we are here for.”
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
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