Women have great potentials, they should not be limited

It was an epoch making event; an APC Women Summit tagged
“Women in democracy: Harnessing the strength for National
development. The great event was held at the newly commissioned
APC Rivers State party secretariat along Aba Road, Port Harcourt,
on Saturday the 28th of July, 2018.
The mind rejuvenating summit which was centered on the popular
and recurring subject of women in politics, challenges and
benefits, had in attendance the very respected women of the All
Progressives Congress drawn from across the country,
accompanied by selected great men of the party in the state.
Leading the women was the National Women leader of the party;
Hajia Salamatu Baiwa who admonished women to work even
harder than men if they must occupy their desired place of
importance in the polity and in every other aspect of life.
The summit was declared open by the great mother of Rivers
State, Dame Judith Amaechi, wife of the Federal Minister for
Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. In her very
articulate and concise keynote address, she briefly highlighted
some of her achievements in the area of Gender Democracy as the
First Lady of Rivers State at the time, and commended her dear
husband who also made deliberate efforts in balancing political
appointments in public service. The wife of the Minister stated
emphatically that there’s no nation without women and advised
Nigerian women to unitedly mobilize themselves for the
actualization of their collective aspirations. She thanked the wife of
the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari who has done so much for
women and for the less privileged in Nigeria.
In a paper delivered by Hon. Mrs. Maureen Tamuno, seven factors
were itemized as the challenges hampering women participation in
politics and governance in Nigeria. They include:
1. Discriminatory sociocultural practices.
2. Under representation of women in politics.
3. Insufficient financial resources.
4. Unhealthy political environment.
5. False perception of women in politics.
6. Origin of women aspirants.
7. Lack of education.
The event also witnessed goodwill messages from other high
profile party women and men including the ever vibrant chairman
of the party, Hon. Ojukaye Flag Amachree who advised the women
to rise up to the challenges of National development., Hon. Victoria
Nyeche, Hon. Joeba West and other respected and distinguished
personalities who also inspired the women with words of wisdom.
In an interview granted at the venue of the event, Chief Dumo Lulu-
Briggs corroborated the women’s position of being vital to political
development and governance, with a bolder statement in which he
declared that percentage affirmations are limiting to women. He
opined that women should rather be considered for active
participation and engagements on the basis of individual capacities
and qualifications.
Other dignitaries at the event include:
Madam Joi Nuneih, Chairman, Center for women development.
Hon Victor Giadom, deputy National secretary of APC and his
beautiful wife, Mrs Esther Giadom.
Chief Emeka Beke, State Secretary, APC Rivers State.
Evang. Caroline Nagbo, State Women leader, APC Rivers State.
Engr. Sampson Ngerebara, President General, Free Rivers
Development Initiative.
Hon Aso Wenah, Former Liaison Officer, Rivers State Liaison
Office, Abuja
Mrs. Ndidi Odili, and many others.
It wasn’t all about talks; the music makers were on ground and did
a wondrous delivery of thunderous melodies that enveloped the
atmosphere with jubilant ecstasy. Not even the wife of the minister
was spared in that magnetic singspiration and dance attraction. It
was indeed a summit with the touch of family reunion and a hearty
celebration.

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3 Comments

  1. Hmm

  2. hmm its true anyway

  3. Ok

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