Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Presidential aspirant vows to achieve 50 per cent representation of women in politics.
Written by News Room on February 6, 2022
A Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Mrs. Patience Key has vowed to achieve 50 per cent representation of women in politics if elected in the 2023 presidential election.
Key told Newsmen in New York that Nigerian women deserved to be empowered to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
The aspirant said her administration would surpass the Beijing Declaration of 35 per cent and increase it to 50 per cent to give women equal opportunities to hold both elective and political positions.
According to her, the Nigerian woman is a symbol representing – courage, strength, resilience, hope, tenacity and transformational power.
The aspirant, however, said the representation of women in politics and decision-making remained unacceptably low in Nigeria, with women currently constituting under five percent of elected political leaders.