Posted by News Express | 25 August 2018 | 991 times
As the 2018 Osun State governorship election draws nearer, an Osun women group under the aegis of Obokun Women Forum (OWF) has pledged its support to the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Retired Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede, calling on the women folk across the length and breadth of the state to rally round the courageous retired jurist.
The women forum gave the charge through its Leader, Mrs. Agboola Taiwo, during an interactive session with the ADC deputy governorship candidate on a familiarisation tour of the Obokun local government area of the state, assuring Justice Oloyede of their support to her aspiration by promising to mobilise the women and voting aged children across the local government for the party.
In a statement issued by Oloyede’s Media Office, Mrs. Agboola Taiwo decried the low participation of women in politics, advising the women in the State to throw their weight behind ADC in the forthcoming governorship election.
She, therefore, advocated for more women participation in politics so as to avoid being marginalised in the decision-making process in the State and Nigeria at large.
According to the Forum, she maintained that Women and Youths would responsible for the victory of any political party in the forthcoming Guber election, explaining that the Forum would work assiduously with the Justice Oloyede to ensure the 35% achievement affirmative action for women in the next political dispensation.
She urged the women in the area to commence the House to House campaign for the success of ADC, praising the party for their 40% affirmative for women in its constitution, urging the party leadership to always respect the Constitution of the party.
In her remarks, Justice Oloyede assured the women of all-inclusive administration if herself and her Principal, Alhaji Fatai Akinade Akinbade, are elected into the office comes September 22, 2018, promised to ensure the 40% affirmative for women in their administration as being stipulated by the ADC’s Constitution.
Oloyede expressed her readiness to continue champion the course of vulnerable women and youths after being elected into the office of the deputy governor of the state, observing that since 1999, the representation of women in politics had declined instead of increasing and she also promised to use her position to reverse the trend through the democratic enlightenment programmes.
She then advised the women in the state to ensure the well-being of their children by giving them moral and sound educational training, maintaining that only education is the legacy a parent could bequeath their children.
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