LG Polls: NAWOJ South South Commends Oborevwori for Advocating Gender Inclusiveness

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, South South Zone have commended the Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, for advocating gender balancing in the coming Local Government elections in the state

This is contained in a statement signed by the Zonal Vice Chairperson, Comrade Stella Macaulay and the Zonal Secretary, Comrade Eunice Emeyazia, and made available to journalists on Saturday May 11, 2024.

According to the statement, Governor Oborevwori had during a meeting of leaders, elders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta North Senatorial District held in Asaba, the Delta State capital, directed that where male chairmanship candidates emerged from the local governments party primaries, the Vice Chairman must be a woman, and that at least three female councillors must emerge from each of the local governments across the state.

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The Women Journalists said the directive was a pointer to the fact that the Governor was gender friendly and was interested in the welfare of the female gender, saying that it was a welcome development.

The NAWOJ South South leaders called on other leaders at the various levels of governance in the South South zone to take a cue from Governor Oborevwori, bearing in mind the role women played in nation building.

They also called on women across the nation to participate more actively in politics and become relevant in the decision making processes.

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