A Non Governmental Organisation, Women in politics forum has organized a one day sensitization parley for women aspiring for political offices and leadership positions in Adamawa State in its drive to enhance their successes in politics and leadership arena.
During the event which held at Yolde Pate in Yola South local government, the representative of women in politics forum, Mrs Comfort Ibrahim called on women to eschew “the pull them down syndrome” which has proven retrogressive for women aspiring for political and leadership positions.
She urged women to unite and speak with one voice irrespective of class, opinion and other social differences in other to enhance their chances in the game, urging them to use their numerical leverage to their advantage.
She decried the unpleasant attitude of some women towards their kin vying for elective positions adding that women have a vital role to play in the development of any society even though they are not being accorded the right treatment.
In her remark, the member representing Demsa constituency in the state Assembly Mrs Kate Raymond Mamunu described women as peace builders pointing out that the forum is an opportunity for women to contribute their quota.
Also speaking the commissioner of women Affairs Mrs Lami Patrick commended organizers for finding such program for women to be heard.
The commissioner tasked women to participate actively in politics despites the hostile environment.
Earlier in his welcome address, the village heard of Yolde Pate Alhaji Muhammadu Jingi represented by Mallam Salihu Yarima thanked the organizers of the event for supporting women and encourage them to participate in political activities.
In her goodwill message, the representative of women in politics forum, Hassana Yahaya advised women to support each other and to avoid voting based on sentiments or endorsement during elections.
She noted that one of the cardinal objectives of the parley is to sensitize women on the need to support and vote for fellow women during the 2023 general elections.