By Stanley Nwosu
Women constitute the highest percentage of voters in every election. Women folks are so powerful that their votes can determine who win an election. Women are known for their unwavering commitment and dedication in supporting candidates in an election.Their voting power is second to none.
Despite all the women voting strength, they have not been given fair share number of political office representations in our political system. Most political parties neglect women when it comes to nomination of candidates for elections. They don’t consider women to be good enough to emerge party flagbearers. Political parties only rally women around and utilize their voting power to win election.
To further worsen the situation, all the major political parties in the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election didn’t consider female to be either their candidate or running mate except the only true party of the people, PDP. It is so disheartening and unfortunate that despite women huge contributions to the development of the State yet they still suffer political marginalisation.
PDP as the party with the interest of the people at heart has come to give women deep sense of belonging by nominating a female, Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe to be the running mate to their candidate Oseloka Henry Obaze. Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe is a perfect combination of brain and beauty and the daughter of our highly reverence elder statesman and former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (Ide ndi Igbo).
By this singular act, PDP has proved to be a party that has deep respect and recognition for womenfolk unlike other political parties. Anambra women stand to benefit more if PDP emerged victorious in the Anambra governorship election more than they will benefit if any other party win. Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe as the deputy governorship candidate of PDP will use her office to ensure that women will be given fair share of political office representation in their government.
She will see Anambra womenfolk as her primary constituent and ensure that their government policies reflect women needs. Above all, PDP will offer Anambra womenfolk the surest and fastest way to get a female Governor. OHO has given his word that he will do only one term by completing Anambra North 8 years tenure. After that power will be zoned to Anambra South where the PDP female deputy governorship candidate is from. With PDP in power in Agu Awka, she stands a good chance to emerge the first elected female Governor of Anambra State in 2022.
In view of the above, it will be a great disservice and insult to womanhood for any Anambra woman to vote for political parties such as APGA, APC etc in the November 18 election. It will be an unforgivable act for nwanyi Anambra State to vote for anti women parties(APGA, APC etc) that continual humiliate womenfolk. Anambra women voters should rise up, mobilise themselves and say NO TO WOMEN POLITICAL MARGINALISATION with one loud voice at the November 18 poll by casting their votes for the PDP candidate, Oseloka Henry Obaze_Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe ticket.
Vote for PDP is vote for the progress of womenfolk. Women’s votes for PDP are votes for one of their own, Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe. Vote for PDP is vote for the best candidate, Oseloka Henry Obaze. Umunwanyi ndi Anambra State, ndi ji ike come out enmass and vote for OHO_CAO PDP ticket maka odinma na oganiru ndi Anambra State. It is broken but OHO will fix it. OHO is our choice. PDP is our party. November 18 is the election date.
Stanley O. Nwosu is Co-ordinator OHOrization Movement