‘We’ll ensure Senators don’t come back in 2019’ – Akiyode-Afolabi

Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Chairperson, Transition Monitoring Group, and Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARD-C, has declared that the group of Senators at the National Assembly would be voted out in 2019.

                Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

The Senate had on Wednesday rejected a proposal to provide women with 35% of all appointments at federal and state cabinets.

Akiyode-Afolabi said the senators had only succeeded in showing their gross insensitivity to women issues

While addressing reporters, the women leader vowed, “For that, we will ensure that they are not returned.They will know what women are made of; we will use our numbers to resist this injustice. Enough is enough.”

In the same vein, a civil right activist, and Chairman of Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, Olanrewaju Suraj, said, “For us, it is important that National Assembly respects the right of women.

“Constitutional amendments are not just another killer; it is the right of the people to enjoy equal freedom and also to promote gender equality.”

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