Kwara INEC REC canvasses more women participation in politics

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kwara State, Alh Attahiru Madami, on Thursday called for increased participation of women in politics.

Madami spoke in Ilorin, the State capital at the third Distinguished Personality Lecture organised by the University of Ilorin Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies entitled, “Patriarchy and Female Participation in Politics in Nigeria.”

The INEC commissioner urged all political parties in the country to review their constitutions to allow 30 percent women participation in elective positions.

Madami hailed the National Assembly for adopting direct primaries for choosing flag bearers of political parties.

“INEC elections are becoming more credible because we are using an electronic transmission. We did that in Edo and Ondo states and there was no complaint. So with electronic transmission of results and electronic collation and parties adopting direct primaries for the choice of flag bearers, the issue of violence during campaigns will be eliminated.

“This will give both men and women equal opportunity to contest for elective positions and the winners will now be based on merit; not by rigging nor by manipulation of results,” Madami posited.

The Informant247 Newspaper

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