Women should be given the position of deputy governor. Enough with the boys, says Ondo first lady Betty Akeredolu.

Betty Akeredolu, the first lady of Ondo state, has demanded that all deputy governorship positions in Nigeria be reserved for women.


 Akeredolu made the call in response to the low number of female politicians who won in her home state of Imo during the recent general election.Deputy governorship slots should be reserved for women. Enough of the boys brigade- Ondo first lady, Betty Akeredolu, demands



In a statement released, Ms. Akeredolu decried the marginalization of women in almost all the endeavors of life, including politics.


“Women have been made the endangered species because of their gender. Nothing is left to their benefit, ranging from the families, politics, churches, economy and what have you. Take a look at the just concluded Imo state house of assembly election, no woman was elected of the 27 members of the assembly. The three senatorial seats in Imo state were won by men.

Women should be given a chance to contribute to the country’s political growth. In fact, they should be at the decision-making table of the nation. Enough is enough! Enough of this boys brigade lineup in Nigeria’s political landscape. It is killing our nation. We should not continue undermine the powers of women in effecting great changes.

Go and check any institution that is manned by a woman; there must a difference. Evidence of women driving this country to a greater height abound. Look at the likes of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who is currently the director-general of World Trade Organisation ( WTO), the late Dora Akunyili, and of course the legendary Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie. These are great women of substance who have the wherewithal to effect change.

We demand that the deputy governorship slots of all the 36 states in Nigeria be exclusively reserved for women so that they can also have a voice like the men.”

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