A former member of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Omowumi Ogunlola has canvassed improved opportunities for Nigerian women in the next political dispensation, saying such measure would help in the quest for nation building.
Speaking with journalists yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Ogunlola, who is a House of Representatives aspirant in Efon, Ijero, Ekiti West federal constituency said there is the need to involve more women of proven integrity in the 2019 general elections.
The former Chairman, information committee of the state assembly, said the womenfolk and the country at large will be better for if women are allowed to take their rightful place in Nigerian political space.
Hon. Ogunlola who said much still needed to be done in terms of women in leadership positions in the country promised to give qualitative representation and revisit the agitation for the 35 percent affirmative action for women if elected as a member of lower Chamber of the National Assembly.
Dwelling on her ambition, Ogunsola said she was in the race to better the lots of Ekiti people with qualitative representation and advance her political scope.
“Nigeria is a leading country in African Union (AU) which must give women their rightful place in the society. Women in country like Rwanda and South Africa are taking up 80 per cent of position responsibilities. As a nation, we should be to emulate such.
“Any woman who has proven herself in the position of responsibility, should be given the opportunity of occupying higher position of authority. Women has the largest gender population being denied the opportunity to have their interest represented. It is woman who knows where fellow woman is feeling the pain. The much agitated affirmative action should be achievable if not 50 per cent”.