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APC chieftain laments poor female representation in Edo Assembly

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM

BENIN—AHEAD of the 2015 national and state Assemblies elections in Edo State, a United Kingdom-trained midwife and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the  state, Mrs. Sandra Imaghodor, yesterday, lamented the poor representation of women in the state and National Assemblies.

She appealed to Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the leadership of the party in the state to support more women in the forthcoming elections.
Mrs. Imaghodor,  in Benin City, while declaring her intension to run for the state House of Assembly seat for Egor Local Government Area,  regretted that enough had not been done to check the trend of breast cancer and other ailments associated with women, adding: “It is only when women are given opportunities in the polity that they can fight for themselves healthwise.”

Commending the efforts made so far by the Oshiomhole administration in the health and education sectors as well as infrastructural development, she pointed out that more could be achieved in the state if women were given the opportunity to compete with the men.

 

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