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June 13, 2022

2023: Women for peace wants female VP, Deputy Govs

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  • Say Nigeria needs women inclusion in mainstream politics

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

As consultations heighten over the search for running mates , the Women for Peace in Nigeria (WOPIN),an NGO, has advocated  that  credible and passionate mothers in Nigeria should be considered for the position of Vice President and Deputy Governors in the country. 

In a statement issued to mark the June 12 Democracy Day Anniversary
by Dr.Maryam Abdullahi , President and Founder of WOPIN,the women group said although women can be good candidates for top positions, ” for decades, women have been sidelined.”

“We are therefore using this forum to call on women and bring them into mainstream governance. As excellent backbones of strong and successful families, it is time to change the narration of governance in Nigeria.”

” The consciousness of the citizens should be heightened  to include men and women for a balanced Nigeria, and as we can see, near total exclusion of women in governmental affairs of this country has led us to where we are today.”

“We are therefore calling on all the presidential candidates to pick females as their running mates, as true change is what Nigeria deserves. There can never be a mother in the house and the children go hungry. A mother hen is naturally protective of it chicks, the future of Nigeria is at stake and the need to include women at top positions cannot be overemphasized.”

“Angela Mackel of Germany stabilized  the world and so did other women like Mrs Helen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia who led her country out of the refuse of civil war as well as other strong powerful women. The list goes on and on.”

“Nigeria at this time needs women inclusion in its mainstream politics.Women, passionate mothers must stand up for women in leadership, we need leaders not politicians. Mothers that will consider the future of our next generation and not politicians that are looking forward to the next election.”

“Our call is not for gender equality but for the inclusion of women in the country’s political structure for a more balanced and progressive Nigeria.We are therefore calling on all women to come on board for a better Nigeria, for the sake of our children and the future generation.”

“Remember, women formed a large block of the population of this country, a society is a better society if women and mothers are better people and included in the management of the society.If we cannot be the head, we should be the neck.”

“We are therefore calling on women who have what it takes to heal Nigeria. 

We have the chance to right the wrongs of past decades of being sideline, let’s make it happen. You are strong, intelligent and capable advocate of peace not just in the homes but the country at large. Let’s work together to turn our dream into a reality as we move side by side into a brand new dawn of sound political rebirth,” the women for peace said.