Akeredolu’s Wife Scolds Female Delegates For Abandoning Female Aspirant During Primaries
Wife of Ondo State Governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has expressed disappointment over the way female delegates sacrificed female politicians on the altar of politics.
The Ondo first lady in a statement she personally issued said more states in the country took the voting shape of Ondo female delegates and sacrificed their own for fleeting fun.
She said the finest of dreams for women emancipation would remain in the realm of dream for so long as women danced the way Ondo delegates did and choose not to accept the Adamawa standard.
According to her, Women would continue to impede the efforts of their own towards emancipation when our pursuit is individualistic.
The statement added, “That Nigerian women defied the scorching sun and thronged the national assembly to demand that 35 percent of the nation’s legislative seats be alloted to women was to enable women have more space to contribute to the country’s political affairs.
” It is in favour of this goal that I dropped the toga of a First Lady and joined fellow women to press for the all important increase in parliamentary seats for women at both the state and national levels.
” In the wake, a number of women took up the challenge to contest for legislative elections while banking on the female delegates to do the magic as in the case of Adamawa.
“It is true that women are largely marginalised and are still being discriminated against on very petty and primordial grounds, but women must brace up for the challenge to alter the tide, not to falter by disbelieving their own and indirectly helping to perpetuate the same injustice that we are fighting hard to stop”