Onuoha

A female member of House of Representatives, Miriam Onuoha, a member of the house of representatives, has declared her intention to contest the speakership of the 10th national assembly.

The member of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC made her political ambition public during a press conference on Wednesday April 12 in Abuja, the country’s capital.

The female lawmaker has told male aspirants for the seat of speaker at the lower chamber of the national assembly to withdraw their political ambitions for her.

She lamented how women have not been part of the management of the Green Chamber affairs.

She declared that this is the moment to change the story.

She described herself as a “credible and ranking” member of the house of Representatives.

She promised to promote unity in the house and as well as gender inclusion.

She said: “The attribute of a woman is inclusiveness. A woman breaths live, and a woman nurtures. At this time of our political history, we need a woman to transform us because we are at a transition to another level.”

“I wish that the government will declare a state of emergency on the dwindling number of women in politics and parliament in particular.

“Almost about 90 positions of this country —the men have dominated it. Ceding this one position to me will be a way of proving that we are running an inclusive government.

“I use this opportunity to call on my co-contestants — my male contestants — to consider the love and the care Nigerian voters have shown to them, and as a matter of honour, step down to support this woman.

“I call on the male contestants to step down in the interest of peace and understanding. If Nigeria and our democracy must advance, my candidature has to be pushed.”

The Informant247 understands that Onuoha, is representing Okigwe north federal constituency of Imo state.

She’s also the chairperson of the house committee on disability.

The lawmaker was first elected to the house of representatives in 2015.

She contested in the 2019 elections but Obinna Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the poll.

She challenged the victory in court and a fresh election was ordered.

She won the election and her victory was upheld in August 2020.

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