APC misses opportunity to include a woman in Nigeria’s leadership

When Miriam Onuoha, the lawmaker representing Okigwe North Federal Constituency of Imo State at the House of Representatives, made up her mind to join the race for Speaker of the 10th House of Representatives, it was with so much confidence and assurance that her party would make it happen.

Although her party, APC, has governed Nigeria since 2015 and has mouthed the mantra of gender inclusivity, it has not produced any woman as leader of the Executive or Legislative branch of government. In fact, women’s representation in Nigeria’s parliament has gotten worse since the party came into power.

So, for Ms Onuoha, the fact that she was qualified for the position of Speaker based on being a ranking member of the parliament, and also being from a part of the country that had the chance of producing the next Speaker or Deputy Speaker, placed her in good stead.

Read more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/599588-apc-misses-opportunity-to-include-a-woman-in-nigerias-leadership.html


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