IWD: Ireti Kingibe, Idiat Adebule and Ipalibo Banigo Are the 3 Women Elected into Nigerian Senate

IWD: Ireti Kingibe, Idiat Adebule and Ipalibo Banigo Are the 3 Women Elected into Nigerian Senate

International Women's Day is an event set aside for the celebration of womanhood and the contribution of women to global civilisation.

The IWD is also a day used to call attention to issues affecting the well-being of women globally.

Photos of Ireti Kingibe and Ipalibo Banigo.
Ireti Kingibe and Ipalibo Banigo are senators-elect. Photo credit: Twitter/@IretiKingibe and @HarryBanigo.
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One of the issues that are usually on the table for discussion during the IWD is women's participation in politics.

Globally, the IWD is used as a platform to call on the world to support women who want to go into leadership positions.

In Nigeria, this year's celebration could not have come at a better time than now, when people are evaluating the level to which women have been successful in the 2023 elections so far.

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A number of Nigerian women sought to be elected into the Senate during the February 25 National Assembly elections.

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Given the above, this article highlights the three women elected into the Nigerian Senate during the 2023 general elections.

1. Ireti Kingibe

Ireti Kingibe is one of the three women elected into the Nigerian Senate in the 2023 election. She won the Federal Capital Territory senatorial election conducted on Saturday, February 25.

She will be representing the people of the FCT in the 10th senate, which will be constituted in June.

To clinch the position, Ireti, who contested under the platform of the Labour Party, (LP), defeated Philip Aduda.

She polled 202,175 votes to emerge as the winner, while Aduda trailed behind with 100,544 votes.

2. Banigo Ipalibo Harry

Another woman elected into the Nigerian Senate is Banigo Ipalibo Harry who will represent Rivers West Senatorial District in the 10th National Assembly.

Mrs Banigo is the current deputy governor of Rivers state. She won the senatorial election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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3. Idiat Adebule

Another woman who won the election into the Nigerian Senate is Idiat Adebule, who will represent Lagos West Senatorial District.

Idiat who is of the APC defeated PDP's Segun Adewale in the February 25 senatorial election.

She polled 361,296 votes as against Adewale's 248,653 votes.

As the elections are still ongoing, hopefully, some more women will be able to make it into more elective positions.

Woman who gave birth to quadruplets goes viral

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a woman gave birth to quadruplets and posted a video of the children online.

She dressed the children in colourful clothes and laid them on a beautiful mat.

In another video, she was seen breastfeeding the children passionately.

Source: Legit.ng

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