APC UK Storms British House Of Parliament
The members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom stormed the British House of Parliament last night, 6 March 2018, for an event organised by party loyalists to celebrate the International Women’s Day which coincided with the 100th year Anniversary of the decision to extend universal adult suffrage to women in the Country.
With reference to Nigeria, women are the backbone of the Nigerian Society, especially in our rural communities. Issues that matter to the average Nigerian woman cut across the spectrum of policy areas, such as agriculture where they predominate as farmers and farmhands; and health and education where their participation in as professionals and assistants and their concern for their children are paramount. No society can progress where more than half of its population suffers systemic discrimination. The panel called on women to participate more in politics especially in the upcoming 2019 elections.
Speakers took turns to eulogise women in their quest to take their place in the central affairs of Nigeria. If women can maintain and succeed at core activities at home, what stops them from putting Nigeria on the pedestal of greatness if given the opportunity to operate at the centre?, asked Jim Shannon MP.
Jim Shannon reiterated that women in Africa should be encouraged to hold big positions in the affairs of the country. He pointed out a situation like Europe where women currently lead in the United Kingdom and Germany.
“For instance, Germany and United Kingdom are under the leadership of women, these two countries are waxing greater, and why can’t we replicate same in Nigeria? He said.
“Nigeria and your party should champion the rise of women in African society. You have women who have distinguished themselves in their careers all over the world. These talented Nigerian women should be positioned to take the mantle of leadership”, he added.
In response, Hon. Ade Omole described the right of the women as sacrosanct and should not be toyed with. He eulogised President Buhari’s administration for sustaining the roles of women and ensuring that women formed a large chunk of his administration. He added.
“As it stands today, the APC-led government in Nigeria is championing the cause of women and youth participation in governance. The range of appointments that prominently feature women is commendable”, says Omole.
Another participant, a political scientist and APC Youth Leader in the country, Miss Ife Sarumi, said that Nigeria must strive to ensure the success of the present day generation. According to her,
“This generation must not allow the failures of the past to hold it down or become an excuse for our own failure. Every generation has a responsibility to take life, opportunities and challenges as they find them and go ahead to do great things”.
The APC-led government in collaboration with the party is working diligently to end all forms of gender discrimination in both the public and private sectors in education, employment and housing and also in protection of equal property and inheritance rights.
The highly subscribed event was held at the main chamber of the British House of Parliament in London, UK.
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