IWD:PDP Women Advocate Appointment Of More Women Into Elective Positions

Amina Arong, the National Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), emphasized the significance of increasing female representation in political offices for the enhancement of democracy. Her remarks were delivered during the 2024 International Women’s Day Celebration and Lecture organized by the PDP Women at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Arong articulated the importance of stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians persistently advocating for greater female involvement in Nigerian politics. She underscored the necessity for fostering a culture of actively supporting women and girls in leadership roles and involving them in decision-making processes.

Furthermore, Arong highlighted the critical role of creating pathways for women and girls while investing in their right to participate actively in politics. She emphasized that such efforts are pivotal for advancing global gender equality and democratic governance, ultimately facilitating the ascension of women into leadership positions.

The National Women Leader emphasized on the need to end discrimination against working mothers and break down maternal walls which is prejudices faced by working mothers and women seeking jobs.

Arong however urged Government at all levels and relevant stakeholders to empower women to be financially independent and also create a monetary scheme that allows women generate fund as a means of support for women who intend to run for elective offices.