Ekweremadu advocates more political space for women
By Godwin Ekosin with Ismail Omipidan
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, joined other Nigerians to celebrate Nigerian women, by advocating for a constitutional provision that would give them better space in the parliament, judiciary and the executive arms of government.
He made the call while contributing to a motion moved by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (All Progressives Congress, Lagos Central) on the International Women’s Day Celebration.
According to Ekweremadu, the constitutional provision would make women populate the governance of the country, adding that the Eight Senate regrettably has fewer women than the Seventh Senate.
While paying glowing tributes to Nigerian women vis-a-vis their leading role in building the home and the society, the Deputy President of the Senate, declared:
“women have done so much in our lives. Without them, many of us would not have been where we are today. Our women are loving, caring and submissive.
“When God created man, He discovered that there was a gap in mankind and so He created the woman and since then, there has been a balance. The woman has been a great caregiver, has helped emotionally and has helped economically.
“The African woman in particular has been most caring, loving and has done so much in our lives. I therefore join in celebrating our women for their kindness; for what they have given us; for the security in our homes.
“In the last Senate we had more women than we have now and it is time for us to consider it in our constitution, a provision of proportional representation so that we can have special seats for our women in parliament, in government and also even in the judiciary, so that we will be able to ensure that at all times, like our counterparts in the Southern part of Africa, we have enough women in the governance of our country.”
Posted from GoBroadsheet