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23 May 2018

The Need To Support Women In Politics (A Study Of Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo)

The Need To Support Women In Politics (A study of Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo)

By Emeh Blaiz Pascal

The participation  of women in governance  and politics of strategic importance not only for women empowerment, but because it has wider benefit and impact, this is according to British Council gender in Nigeria report 2012. Disadvantaged people and or groups can obtain fair representation only if they are present in elected assmblies. Based on this therefore  women should also be represented in decision making bodies locally,regionally and nationally particularly where crucial resources are distributed and are allocated.

Nigeria has made several efforts to ensure the participation of women who are the excluded to participate in governance issues through the adoption and creation of some institutions that will facilitate the full participation of women in governance. However,  the question here is are these institutions and agencies fully working to its convincing conclusion?

Even with the affirmative 35% representation of women in political and non elective positions in Nigeria, the number of women in legislative houses is not encouraging as a result of the patriachial dominance of the men in Nigeria politics.

This is more reason why the emergence of Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo in the race to represent the good and patriotic people of Oyi/Ayamelum Federal  Constituency becomes paramount and sets an interesting stage taking into consideration the above premise. Coming from a prominent legal family background which gaves credence to her being a disciplinarian and a stickler to servitude. The need to impact positively on the lives of the people of her constituency inspired her to go into politics having done a lot in the United States with regards to community service. She was actively involved in the Obama health care reform. The love for her people back home prompted her to come and impact on the lives of her immediate constituency, Anambrarians and Nigeria in general.

As a member currently representing the good people of Oyi State Constituency, Hon Okadigbo has performed creditably well with series of developmental projects and motions that are beneficial to Ndi Oyi and Anambra attached to her name;one of which is the motion which was adopted and a resolution passed calling on state Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Works and Road Maintenance to ensure speedy completion of Umunya-Nteje road leading to Nengo Bridge. Presently serious work is ongoing on the sites now, kudos to Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo's vibrancy at the floor of the state assembly. She has equally attracted and renovated various classroom  block spread across the communities  that made up the constituency  as well as the provision of functional boreholes and health centres across board. She has equally being involved in various orphanage activities, helping the needy, the widow and the destitutes giving them grants to start up their choice of business.

Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo has a clear cut vision and mission which is to "improve the standard and quality of life for every man, woman and child, to encourage the growth of economic,health and endeavoring to promote government  and citizens relations through empowering Human Rights and freedoms within the sphere of the constitutionality".

Support women in politics, say no to gender inequality.

Support Hon Mrs Vivian Okadigbo to represent Ndi Oyi/Ayamelum Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber .


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