ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SPEAKER of the Delta State House of Assembly,Igbuya Monday, has dismissed allegations he was against the participation of women in political leadership.
The denial came through his spokesperson, Henry Ebireri.“Mr Speaker is a promoter of women’s participation in politics, governance and all walks of specializations. He respects women. He knows their importance and will continue to protect women’s rights,” Ebireri said.
The official said Igbuya was providing a “visionary, dedicated and people-oriented” leadership in the House.He thus urged women to think of ways of claiming more space and opportunities in the country, particularly the Delta State.
“We need to work towards increasing the number of women in decision making positions, parliament and other governmental positions. We need to create more awareness and support women seeking elective positions,” said Ebireri.
Ebireri identified the prevailing exclusion or limited participation of women in politics and governance as well as the norms, customs and traditions of society as challenges facing women in the country.He appealed to women rights group to put forward proposals how women could be fully supported.
– CAJ News