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Oyo women will not compromise political rights – Women leader | The Guardian Nigeria News


Chief Adeyinka Adegbite, a women’s rights activist and political activist in Ibadan, said women in Oyo State will no longer compromise their political rights in the next political regime.

Adegbite, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) in Oyo State, made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Ibadan on Monday.

“The women of the state are ready and ready to use their votes rightly in the future political system to improve the development of women.

“The days of women selling their vote to politicians are over. Women in Oyo State are more enlightened and determined than ever to vote wisely.

“They know that their voter cards are their power to change their destiny and that of their children for a better future,” she said.

Adegbite advised all women 18 and over to make sure they register so they can exercise their right to vote.

She called on all women market leaders, civil societies and NGOs to design awareness and advocacy campaigns to encourage women not to sell their right to vote.

She said selling their voting power for a paltry sum offered by politicians would result in the loss of their constitutional rights.

Adegbite, also a former president of NCWS, said women in Oyo state and the country as a whole stand ready to cooperate with the government and INEC to ensure a successful transition in 2019.

She called on women to take an active part in politics by running for positions at local, state and federal levels.

According to her, now is the right time to start preparing for it in order to form a formidable force in national politics.

She said the South West NCWS had made plans to embark on visits and advocacy and sensitization programs with affected groups in various communities.

“We will be making advocacy visits to religious groups, women and market leaders, high schools, grassroots and other relevant organizations.

“We will do our duty and support the government in ensuring that women play their role properly in election campaigns and beyond,” Adegbite said.