A group , Advocate for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment has called for the consideration of women in chosing the next person to represent Kogi West in 2023.
Ejiwumi Omolade who addressed a news conference in Lokoja said that it was the turn of Yagba West which had never produce senator to do so in the next dispensation.
” Despite the array of qualified politicians in Yagba West,the area had never been chosen,We have been giving others chance.its only fair and proper in the spirit of Justice and equity allow the area for the first time.”
“Not just allow Yagba West,but also allow women from the area take a shot at the senate.Omolade added.
She called on all political parties to reserve their tickets for women to make sure that Yagba West produce the next Senator to represent Kogi West.
The conveyner particularly called on the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to impress it on All Progressive Congress, APC,to give Yagba West a chance saying that as a gender sensitive governor who had been championing equal representations, should as a necessity give women a chance this time.
” We know Governor Bello as a gender sensitive person and as a leader of the party should impress it on his party to reserve it’s ticket for a woman from the area.
He however made a case for Chief Mrs. Chief Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle
describing her as a woman with high intelligent quotient, well loved and vast experience capable of representing Yagba West if given the chance.