2023 Elections: Kogi west women appeal to Gov. Bello to honour Promise of Gender Balance.
* Stage peaceful protest to drum support for Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle Eshanumi for Senate.
The women wing of the All Progressives Congress APC in Kogi West Senatorial District have appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to honour his promise of ensuring that at least a woman emerge as senator in the forthcoming general elections.
The women in their numbers from the seven Local Government Areas that make up the Senatorial District, staged a peaceful March on Monday in Lokoja to remind the Governor of his promise to concede at least one elective position to Women in the state.
The placards bearing women said, Hon. Adedayo Ibikunle Eshanumi, a female Aspirant for West Senatorial District, supposed to replace , Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, a minister of State for FCT after she had declined the offer, for women in the state to have a voice in the legislature.
Addressing Journalists at the NUJ Press centre, Leader of the group, Mrs Orenisi Oluwatosin, appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello, to redeem his promise of gender balancing agenda , ensuring that Women are also elected into legislative houses.
Oluwatosin who commended the Governor over his gender friendliness towards Women, expressed optimism that the yearning of the women to have one of them elected into the Senate will be actualised.
She explained that already a patriotic, educated, committed and committed Woman, Chief Mrs Adedayo Ibikunle Eshanumi from Yagba East is very much in the race to represent Kogi West in the Senate.
According to Oluwatosin, women in the state have contributed to the enthronement of the male counterparts to various elective positions and therefore nothing should be wrong if a woman is elected into the Senate.
She appealed to APC delegates from Kogi West to consider Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle Eshanumi to be the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress.
” I appeal to our dear delegates from Kogi West to consider our Mother, Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle Eshanumi, a Woman of substance who has contributed immensely to the development of the community, very hardworking and dedicated to the upliftment of the lives of ordinary persons.”
In their seperate speeches, Mrs Doyin Osintokun, Rafatu Idris and Aisha Kassim praised Governor Yahaya Bello over his gender sensitiveness especially the election of women as Local Government Council Vice Chairmen and Council leaders.
They appealed to the general public and politicians to come to the aid of the Women folk by persuading the delegates to see reasons why women should be given the chance.