Men have failed, women should acquire political positions – Secondus


Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says Nigerian men in leadership positions have failed over the years.

The PDP Chairman blamed the failure on the inaction of women whom he accused of being quiet for too long.

Secondus, therefore, urged women in the country to vie for political offices, adding that unless women played an active role in governance, the country would not make the desired progress

Secondus gave the advice in Abuja at an event organised by the office of the woman leader of the PDP as part of the activities marking the International Women’s Day.

“I see a country where women participate in the highest level of politics, since we have failed as men over the years. One day, we shall have a woman president.

“I apologise to women on behalf of men who had been saddled with state responsibility over the years and failed to deliver on their mandates.

“The struggle for the emancipation of women must continue. We urge women to take advantage of the party’s constitution provision that makes interest form for any elective office free for women.

“Women should be courageous enough to contest for any elective office ranging from counsellorship to presidency.

“The women should ensure that only the ‘people’s government’ get into power in the 2019 general election,” he said.

He further encouraged women to cast their votes to vote as the outcome of the 2019 general election is largely dependent on the role of women.


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