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NGO Clamours For More Women Participation In Governance

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and Civil Society Groups have been urged to embark on aggressive Voter Education for Women participation in the forth coming FCT Area Council Election.

The Director of a Gender Based Organisation: Engage, Empower and Educate Initiative, Mr. Meshack-Hart Belema who stated this during a sensitisation program in Abuja appealed to women to always document all Party Campaign Promises in order to hold political office holders accountable after the election.

He said the organisation would engage all the fourteen political parties and their candidates participating in the February Twelfth 2022 Abuja Municipal Area Council Election on programs designed to address challenges facing women development.

According to him, the country still records the highest number of out of school girls in the world, high mortality rate and non compliance with affirmative action despite massive women participation in governance.

Mr Belema maintained that more engagement with political parties would be carried out across the country to increase women participation in politics before the 2023 general election.

Kayode Oyedare.

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