- There are allegations that women in the APC are being marginalised in major affairs of the ruling party
- Women in the party have also claimed that this gender inequality is supported by the APC's current structure
- One of those who have given their voices against this trend is the minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen
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Women in the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, March 11, kicked against what they described as gender inequality in the ruling party's structure and constitution.
The female folks were represented by the minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who said the absence of women in APC's structure is a cause for worry, The Nation reports.
Pauline said if the APC wishes to record more development at the national level, the narrative of male domination must change.
She insisted that no gender should get beyond 60% representation as against the other in the party's affairs.
The minister called for more female participation and representation in all elective seats, not only in the APC but also in the country.
"We need more women in the party structure and for all elections. We are demanding that no gender, women or men should occupy more than 60% as against the other. We are demanding for gender equality.
"We are demanding for full participation and representation of women in the party structure and all elective seats in our dear country Nigeria.”
According to her, despite the fact that Nigeria is seen by other African nations as a leader, the country is still lagging behind in the area of female participation in both national and regional politics.
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Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.