Ex-Lawmaker Decries Poor Number Of Women In Elective Positions

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Mary Enwoagulu, a former of the Nasarawa , has lamented the declining of women in elective positions in the country.


Enwoagulu made the remark on in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nassarawa-Eggon.


NAN reports that Enwoagulu, represented Nassarawa-Eggon East at the assembly from 2007-2011, was the Minority Leader, then.


She was also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwanga, Wamba and Nasarawa-Eggon Federal Constituency in the March 28 general .

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“The practice of relegating women to the background when it comes to politics in Nigeria must be checked in order to save the from deteriorating.


“If the trend is properly checked and given urgent attention, women would have a where they would have a voice to speak on issues affecting them in the society,” she said.


The former legislator said such issues as tackling domestic violence against women, priority to girl-child , to consider more women for political appointments, could only be championed by women.(NAN)