Nasarawa Women Go Half-dressed to Protest Guber Results? LP's Peter Obi Speaks
- Peter Obi of the Labour Party has reacted to news of Nasarawa women staging a protest against the governorship election results
- According to Obi, it is injustice when people are denied free and fair electoral processes to choose their leaders
- But Obi is even more concerned that when women in the country should be honoured and valued and given a place in politics, they are down-graded
The Labour Party's candidate in the Saturday, February 25, election, Peter Obi, has shared the news of how some women in Nasarawa staged a protest over the results of the governorship election.
Obi via Facebook on Friday, March 24, said injustice is done to the electorate in any society when they are not allowed to elect their leaders in free and fair processes or when their mandate is stolen from them.
In Obi's view, women should be honoured, valued, and respected and not degraded and left to seek justice outside government institutions.
To fix this anomaly, the former Anambra governor promises 40% affirmative action for women in political appointments and hopes that other societies across the world will emulate the same.
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"I just came across a sad, heartbreaking video where Nasarawa women staged a toples protest as a means of registering their displeasure with the election results.
"The purpose of election is for citizens to participate in democratic governance through the representatives they elect. A grievous injustice occurs when citizens are denied the opportunity to vote in a free, fair and credible process or their mandate is stolen from them.
"Our women who should be honoured and respected, and their rights protected, have been degraded and left to seek justice the only way they can trust by calling on their creator.
"I remain committed to 40% affirmative action for women in political appointments and will encourage the same in the corporate world. As a nation, we must do better and ensure that the mandate of the people is not stolen from them."
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Obi had addressed Nigerians on the conduct and results of the poll.
After observing a minute silence for those victims of violence across the country during Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, Obi made it clear that this is the first time he will address the media either directly or indirectly after taking part in the voting exercise in Anambra.
Obi expressed gratitude to all Nigerians, especially Obidients who came out en masse to exercise their franchise by voting.