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  •  Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP were discussing coming up with solutions to the crisis rocking the party as soon as possible After hosting the party s Board of Trustees BoT Tambuwal added that they engaged with the BoT with the belief that they would come up with solutions to the problem facing the party We have engaged with them and I believe that what they are likely to come up with will be a solution to the problem we have Be rest assured that as governors of the party we are also talking to ourselves on the way forward Very soon the governors forum will meet and we will come up with what we feel should be the solution and the way forward for the party We are all interested in working together for an objective and that objective is for the party and Nigerians of good will he said Tambuwal said the PDP governors were working to take over power in 2023 We must work together to solve our internal problems forge ahead and prosecute the electoral battle and by the grace of God we will have victory he said He commended BoT Chairman members and for its initiative as the conscience of the party Whenever there are issues of this nature the Board of Trustee steps in it is part of their functions in the party constitutionally speaking Tambuwal said Speaking earlier the Chairman of BoT Sen Adulphus Wabara said that Nigerians would see a more united PDP before the commencement of campaign He said that the BoT was going round to find lasting solution to the problem dividing the party Wabara said that the BoT members were going to meet the party s National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu the Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa on the way forward Our aim is to get into the Aso Villa for PDP to get into the Aso Villa in 2023 we need every body to come on board We are still moving around in six days time the campaign will be inaugurated We hope and pray that before then Nigerians will see a more united PDP We are doing this not for us not for the chairman of the governors forum or anybody we are doing this for Nigerians Nigerians are looking up to the PDP to deliver them from what we are experiencing with the ruling party as we speak He said that the BoT members had met with some governors of the party but yet to meet Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State We have also met with some of the governors We started from my state Okezie Ikpeazu we moved to Enugu to meet Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from there we met Seyi Makinde of Oyo we met with Jerry Gana we are really digging around to find solutions We are looking for solutions for all of us to come together and win the election in flying colours he said In response to the decision of Wike and his camp to pull out of the Atiku campaign council Wabara said that they would speak with Wike after addressing the nation on Friday After Wike s address tomorrow we will speak with him Wike is a member of the Board of Trustees We have made attempt to meet with him but I believe he has been very busy he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP governors working to resolve party crisis- Tambuwal
     Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says governors of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP were discussing coming up with solutions to the crisis rocking the party as soon as possible After hosting the party s Board of Trustees BoT Tambuwal added that they engaged with the BoT with the belief that they would come up with solutions to the problem facing the party We have engaged with them and I believe that what they are likely to come up with will be a solution to the problem we have Be rest assured that as governors of the party we are also talking to ourselves on the way forward Very soon the governors forum will meet and we will come up with what we feel should be the solution and the way forward for the party We are all interested in working together for an objective and that objective is for the party and Nigerians of good will he said Tambuwal said the PDP governors were working to take over power in 2023 We must work together to solve our internal problems forge ahead and prosecute the electoral battle and by the grace of God we will have victory he said He commended BoT Chairman members and for its initiative as the conscience of the party Whenever there are issues of this nature the Board of Trustee steps in it is part of their functions in the party constitutionally speaking Tambuwal said Speaking earlier the Chairman of BoT Sen Adulphus Wabara said that Nigerians would see a more united PDP before the commencement of campaign He said that the BoT was going round to find lasting solution to the problem dividing the party Wabara said that the BoT members were going to meet the party s National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu the Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Ifeanyi Okowa on the way forward Our aim is to get into the Aso Villa for PDP to get into the Aso Villa in 2023 we need every body to come on board We are still moving around in six days time the campaign will be inaugurated We hope and pray that before then Nigerians will see a more united PDP We are doing this not for us not for the chairman of the governors forum or anybody we are doing this for Nigerians Nigerians are looking up to the PDP to deliver them from what we are experiencing with the ruling party as we speak He said that the BoT members had met with some governors of the party but yet to meet Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State We have also met with some of the governors We started from my state Okezie Ikpeazu we moved to Enugu to meet Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from there we met Seyi Makinde of Oyo we met with Jerry Gana we are really digging around to find solutions We are looking for solutions for all of us to come together and win the election in flying colours he said In response to the decision of Wike and his camp to pull out of the Atiku campaign council Wabara said that they would speak with Wike after addressing the nation on Friday After Wike s address tomorrow we will speak with him Wike is a member of the Board of Trustees We have made attempt to meet with him but I believe he has been very busy he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PDP governors working to resolve party crisis- Tambuwal
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    PDP governors working to resolve party crisis- Tambuwal

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were discussing coming up with solutions to the crisis rocking the party as soon as possible.

    After hosting the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Tambuwal added that they engaged with the BoT, with the belief that they would come up with solutions to the problem facing the party.

    “We have engaged with them and I believe that what they are likely to come up with will be a solution to the problem we have.

    “Be rest assured that as governors of the party , we are also talking to ourselves on the way forward.

    “Very soon the governors forum will meet and we will come up with what we feel should be the solution and the way forward for the party.

    “We are all interested in working together for an objective and that objective is for the party and Nigerians of good will,“ he said.

    Tambuwal said the PDP governors were working to take over power in 2023. “We must work together to solve our internal problems, forge ahead and prosecute the electoral battle and by the grace of God we will have victory,” he said.

    He commended BoT Chairman, members and for its initiative as the conscience of the party .

    “Whenever there are issues of this nature, the Board of Trustee steps in, it is part of their functions in the party, constitutionally speaking,” Tambuwal said.

    Speaking earlier, the Chairman of BoT, Sen. Adulphus Wabara, said that Nigerians would see a more united PDP before the commencement of campaign.

    He said that the BoT was going round to find lasting solution to the problem dividing the party.

    Wabara said that the BoT members were going to meet the party’s National Chairman, Sen. Iyorcha Ayu; the Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa on the way forward.

    “Our aim is to get into the Aso Villa, for PDP to get into the Aso Villa in 2023, we need every body to come on board.

    “We are still moving around, in six days time the campaign will be inaugurated.

    We hope and pray that before then Nigerians will see a more united PDP.

    “We are doing this not for us, not for the chairman of the governors forum or anybody, we are doing this for Nigerians.

    “Nigerians are looking up to the PDP to deliver them from what we are experiencing with the ruling party as we speak.

    He said that the BoT members had met with some governors of the party, but yet to meet Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State .

    “We have also met with some of the governors.

    We started from my state, Okezie Ikpeazu, we moved to Enugu to meet Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, from there we met Seyi Makinde of Oyo, we met with Jerry Gana, we are really digging around to find solutions.

    “We are looking for solutions for all of us to come together and win the election in flying colours,” he said.

    In response to the decision of Wike and his camp to pull out of the Atiku campaign council, Wabara said that they would speak with Wike after addressing the nation on Friday.

    “After Wike’s address, tomorrow we will speak with him.

    Wike is a member of the Board of Trustees.

    We have made attempt to meet with him, but I believe he has been very busy,” he said.


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  •  The National Council of Women Societies NCWS said it had commenced advocacy visits to political parties to create awareness on the inclusion of women ahead of the 2023 General Elections The National President of NCWS Hajiya Lami Lau said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Lau said that the advocacy visit would urge political parties to include women at all levels of elective positions to attain the 35 per cent affirmative action We have written letters to all the political parties for a visit to enable us chart a way forward ahead of the 2023 General Elections National chairman of the People s Democratic Party Sen Iyorcha Ayu President of National Council of Women Societies Hajiya Lami Lau with her members at the PDP Secretariat The NCWS national president said that the council had visited some of the political parties to discuss ways to carry women along in the forthcoming elections Lau said that the council held a symposium with the theme Transition Politics The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria The NCWS national president said the symposium was to further drive home the council s agenda She said that the advocacy visit was part of the council s ongoing advocacy to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country s democracy Lau urged political parties to adopt the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party s decisions and actions She said Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming In the history of Nigeria s democratic rule women have not attained up to 11 per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions We want to change this narrative and ensure that women s representation in political and leadership positions will change This starts with the 2023 General Elections and political parties have a major role to play in achieving these As a council we want to collaborate with growth driven institutions and visionary leadership that share progressive ideals for true democracy equity and social justice ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NCWS commences advocacy on women inclusiveness by political parties
     The National Council of Women Societies NCWS said it had commenced advocacy visits to political parties to create awareness on the inclusion of women ahead of the 2023 General Elections The National President of NCWS Hajiya Lami Lau said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja Lau said that the advocacy visit would urge political parties to include women at all levels of elective positions to attain the 35 per cent affirmative action We have written letters to all the political parties for a visit to enable us chart a way forward ahead of the 2023 General Elections National chairman of the People s Democratic Party Sen Iyorcha Ayu President of National Council of Women Societies Hajiya Lami Lau with her members at the PDP Secretariat The NCWS national president said that the council had visited some of the political parties to discuss ways to carry women along in the forthcoming elections Lau said that the council held a symposium with the theme Transition Politics The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria The NCWS national president said the symposium was to further drive home the council s agenda She said that the advocacy visit was part of the council s ongoing advocacy to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country s democracy Lau urged political parties to adopt the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party s decisions and actions She said Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming In the history of Nigeria s democratic rule women have not attained up to 11 per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions We want to change this narrative and ensure that women s representation in political and leadership positions will change This starts with the 2023 General Elections and political parties have a major role to play in achieving these As a council we want to collaborate with growth driven institutions and visionary leadership that share progressive ideals for true democracy equity and social justice ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NCWS commences advocacy on women inclusiveness by political parties
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    2023: NCWS commences advocacy on women inclusiveness by political parties

    The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) said it had commenced advocacy visits to political parties to create awareness on the inclusion of women ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

    The National President of NCWS, Hajiya Lami Lau, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Lau said that the advocacy visit would urge political parties to include women at all levels of elective positions to attain the 35 per cent affirmative action.

    “We have written letters to all the political parties for a visit to enable us chart a way forward ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

    National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Sen. Iyorcha Ayu, President of National Council of Women Societies, Hajiya Lami Lau with her members at the PDP Secretariat. 

    The NCWS national president said that the council had visited some of the political parties to discuss ways to carry women along in the forthcoming elections.

    Lau said that the council held a symposium with the theme: “Transition Politics: The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria.

    ” The NCWS national president said the symposium was to further drive home the council’s agenda.

    She said that the advocacy visit was part of the council’s ongoing advocacy to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country’s democracy.

    Lau urged political parties to adopt the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party’s decisions and actions.

    She said: ”Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national, international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming.

    ”In the history of Nigeria’s democratic rule, women have not attained up to 11 per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions.

    “We want to change this narrative and ensure that women’s representation in political and leadership positions will change.

    ”This starts with the 2023 General Elections and political parties have a major role to play in achieving these.

    “As a council, we want to collaborate with growth driven institutions, and visionary leadership that share progressive ideals for true democracy, equity and social justice.

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  •  The Peoples Democratic Party PDP National Working Committee NWC says it is solidly behind the leadership of the National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu The Party National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba reacting to questions from journalists on Thursday in Abuja said there was no any misgiving among the party NWC For the emphasis I need to make this very clear that the NWC led by Ayu is united no misgiving we are solidly behind him and his leadership We believe in his leadership and every organ of the party is associated We have a relationship within the NWC that is based purely on the interest of the party So we are fine and Ayu is leading us well and I am sure that the party is satisfy with him he said On what the party was doing to reconcile the party Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and Gov Nyesom Wike the party image maker said that efforts were ongoing Ologunagba said that in a family there was a tendency to be misunderstanding but the capacity to handle it well would always make the difference In PDP we believe that people should speak We don t give instructions We allow issues to be discussed openly and that s what we re doing The processes of the party is working well We are competent in our processes It might be slow by the expectations of other people but within our democratic process it is ongoing It is a work in progress We are making progress We are very certain we will do well Not just for the party but for the interest of Nigeria he said On the appointment of Sen Dino Malaye and Daniel Bwala by Abubakar as his spokespersons for 2023 electioneering campaign Ologunagba said that Abubakar has the right to make appointment as he also did last week He however said that the party and Abubakar were working in synergy to achieve victory in 2023 presidential election We are moving steadily surely and consistent with our policy of mass and extensive consultation in composition to do things orderly Whatever action is taking by any part of the party whether by the candidate or the party is all in sync with each other and there is no concern about it We are not acting piece meal We are acting together moving in the same direction working toward 2023 and surely we will have victory the national publicity secretary said Ologunagba reading the communiqu of the Interactive meeting of the NWC with former national publicity secretaries states publicity secretaries and other stakeholders said that the meeting restated confidence in Ayu and the NWC in running the affairs of the party The meeting restates confidence in the capacity experience and competence of Abubakar to rescue redirect and rebuild this country to earn the respect of the International Community We believe that only the PDP under the leadership of Abubakar has the capacity to protect and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians as well as rebuild the economy of the nation in such a manner as to put food on the table We commit to remain loyal and integral in the mission of the PDP to make all sacrifices necessary to achieve success in rescuing redirecting and rebuilding our nation Ologunagba said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No misgiving among PDP National Working Committee members– Ologunagba
     The Peoples Democratic Party PDP National Working Committee NWC says it is solidly behind the leadership of the National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu The Party National Publicity Secretary Mr Debo Ologunagba reacting to questions from journalists on Thursday in Abuja said there was no any misgiving among the party NWC For the emphasis I need to make this very clear that the NWC led by Ayu is united no misgiving we are solidly behind him and his leadership We believe in his leadership and every organ of the party is associated We have a relationship within the NWC that is based purely on the interest of the party So we are fine and Ayu is leading us well and I am sure that the party is satisfy with him he said On what the party was doing to reconcile the party Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and Gov Nyesom Wike the party image maker said that efforts were ongoing Ologunagba said that in a family there was a tendency to be misunderstanding but the capacity to handle it well would always make the difference In PDP we believe that people should speak We don t give instructions We allow issues to be discussed openly and that s what we re doing The processes of the party is working well We are competent in our processes It might be slow by the expectations of other people but within our democratic process it is ongoing It is a work in progress We are making progress We are very certain we will do well Not just for the party but for the interest of Nigeria he said On the appointment of Sen Dino Malaye and Daniel Bwala by Abubakar as his spokespersons for 2023 electioneering campaign Ologunagba said that Abubakar has the right to make appointment as he also did last week He however said that the party and Abubakar were working in synergy to achieve victory in 2023 presidential election We are moving steadily surely and consistent with our policy of mass and extensive consultation in composition to do things orderly Whatever action is taking by any part of the party whether by the candidate or the party is all in sync with each other and there is no concern about it We are not acting piece meal We are acting together moving in the same direction working toward 2023 and surely we will have victory the national publicity secretary said Ologunagba reading the communiqu of the Interactive meeting of the NWC with former national publicity secretaries states publicity secretaries and other stakeholders said that the meeting restated confidence in Ayu and the NWC in running the affairs of the party The meeting restates confidence in the capacity experience and competence of Abubakar to rescue redirect and rebuild this country to earn the respect of the International Community We believe that only the PDP under the leadership of Abubakar has the capacity to protect and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians as well as rebuild the economy of the nation in such a manner as to put food on the table We commit to remain loyal and integral in the mission of the PDP to make all sacrifices necessary to achieve success in rescuing redirecting and rebuilding our nation Ologunagba said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No misgiving among PDP National Working Committee members– Ologunagba
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    No misgiving among PDP National Working Committee members– Ologunagba

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) says it is solidly behind the leadership of the National Chairman, Sen. Iyorcha Ayu. The Party National Publicity Secretary, Mr Debo Ologunagba, reacting to questions from journalists on Thursday in Abuja said there was no any misgiving among the party NWC.

    “For the emphasis, I need to make this very clear that the NWC, led by Ayu is united, no misgiving, we are solidly behind him and his leadership.

    “We believe in his leadership and every organ of the party is associated.

    We have a relationship within the NWC that is based purely on the interest of the party “So we are fine and Ayu is leading us well and I am sure that the party is satisfy with him,” he said.

    On what the party was doing to reconcile the party Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Gov. Nyesom Wike, the party image maker said that efforts were ongoing.

    Ologunagba said that in a family there was a tendency to be misunderstanding but the capacity to handle it well would always make the difference.

    “In PDP we believe that people should speak.

    We don’t give instructions.

    We allow issues to be discussed openly and that’s what we’re doing.

    The processes of the party is working well.

    “We are competent in our processes.

    It might be slow, by the expectations of other people but within our democratic process it is ongoing.

    “It is a work in progress.

    We are making progress.

    We are very certain we will do well.

    Not just for the party but for the interest of Nigeria, ” he said.

    On the appointment of Sen. Dino Malaye and Daniel Bwala by Abubakar as his spokespersons for 2023 electioneering campaign, Ologunagba said that Abubakar has the right to make appointment, as he also did last week.

    He, however, said that the party and Abubakar were working in synergy to achieve victory in 2023 presidential election.

    “We are moving steadily, surely and consistent with our policy of mass and extensive consultation in composition to do things orderly.

    “Whatever action is taking by any part of the party, whether by the candidate or the party is all in sync with each other and there is no concern about it.

    “We are not acting piece meal.

    We are acting together, moving in the same direction, working toward 2023 and surely we will have victory,” the national publicity secretary said.

    Ologunagba reading the communiqué of the Interactive meeting of the NWC with former national publicity secretaries, states publicity secretaries and other stakeholders said that the meeting restated confidence in Ayu and the NWC in running the affairs of the party.

    “The meeting restates confidence in the capacity, experience and competence of Abubakar to rescue, redirect and rebuild this country to earn the respect of the International Community.

    “We believe that only the PDP under the leadership of Abubakar has the capacity to protect and secure the lives and properties of Nigerians as well as rebuild the economy of the nation in such a manner as to put food on the table.

    “We commit to remain loyal and integral in the mission of the PDP to make all sacrifices necessary to achieve success in rescuing, redirecting and rebuilding our nation,” Ologunagba said.


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  •  The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called on political parties to restructure their policies to reflect gender balance Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau the National President of NCWS said this when she led a delegation of NCWS national executives and other members to visit the People s Democratic Party National Chairman in Abuja Lau said that the visit was strategic since it came after the council s symposium with the theme Transition Politics The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria She said the visit was part of the council s ongoing advocay to political parties to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country s democracy A truly egalitarian nation is possible when we embrace our differences and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging irrespective of gender and other mundane considerations she said She called for the adoption of the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party decisions and actions Lau said Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming According to her in the history of Nigeria s democratic rule women have not attained up to 11per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions Thus denying the huge population of capable and credible women with robust credentials and sound moral values the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the economic development of our dear nation Political parties play very key roles in leadership selection in any democratic system Our visit today is predicated on the need to collaborate with growth driven institutions and visionary leadership who share progressive ideals for true democracy equity and social justice she said Lau noted that the National Assembly recently rejected five gender bills adding that these representatives were from various parties and their act was at variance to their party ideology Women have continued to experience subtle discrimination bias and stereotyping within the party leadership structures None of the major parties live up to the recommendation of the 2008 Electoral Reform Committee of 20 per cent of women in governing boards of political parties she said Lau said that this discrimination had kept women at the bottom level of the party hierarchy and outside of the circles where decisions were being made on candidate nomination and selection She said that PDP should be known for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women in the political space as enshrined in her constitutions Responding Sen Iyorcha Ayu the Chairman of PDP called for more women participation in politics adding that this was the only way to get women involved in every level in politics PDP has recognised women and we are also determined to push women forward We hope to continue in the same spirit to encourage women we will bring more women out to participate in the public affairs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCWS urges restructuring of parties policies to reflect gender balance
     The National Council of Women Societies NCWS has called on political parties to restructure their policies to reflect gender balance Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau the National President of NCWS said this when she led a delegation of NCWS national executives and other members to visit the People s Democratic Party National Chairman in Abuja Lau said that the visit was strategic since it came after the council s symposium with the theme Transition Politics The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria She said the visit was part of the council s ongoing advocay to political parties to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country s democracy A truly egalitarian nation is possible when we embrace our differences and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging irrespective of gender and other mundane considerations she said She called for the adoption of the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party decisions and actions Lau said Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming According to her in the history of Nigeria s democratic rule women have not attained up to 11per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions Thus denying the huge population of capable and credible women with robust credentials and sound moral values the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the economic development of our dear nation Political parties play very key roles in leadership selection in any democratic system Our visit today is predicated on the need to collaborate with growth driven institutions and visionary leadership who share progressive ideals for true democracy equity and social justice she said Lau noted that the National Assembly recently rejected five gender bills adding that these representatives were from various parties and their act was at variance to their party ideology Women have continued to experience subtle discrimination bias and stereotyping within the party leadership structures None of the major parties live up to the recommendation of the 2008 Electoral Reform Committee of 20 per cent of women in governing boards of political parties she said Lau said that this discrimination had kept women at the bottom level of the party hierarchy and outside of the circles where decisions were being made on candidate nomination and selection She said that PDP should be known for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women in the political space as enshrined in her constitutions Responding Sen Iyorcha Ayu the Chairman of PDP called for more women participation in politics adding that this was the only way to get women involved in every level in politics PDP has recognised women and we are also determined to push women forward We hope to continue in the same spirit to encourage women we will bring more women out to participate in the public affairs NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCWS urges restructuring of parties policies to reflect gender balance
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    NCWS urges restructuring of parties policies to reflect gender balance

    The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called on political parties to restructure their policies to reflect gender balance.

    Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, the National President of NCWS said this when she led a delegation of NCWS national executives and other members to visit the People’s Democratic Party National Chairman in Abuja.

    Lau said that the visit was strategic since it came after the council’s symposium with the theme, “Transition Politics: The challenges and prospects for Gender Inclusions in Nigeria”.

    She said the visit was part of the council’s ongoing advocay to political parties to seek ways of working together to strengthen the country’s democracy.

    “A truly egalitarian nation is possible when we embrace our differences and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging, irrespective of gender and other mundane considerations,’’ she said.

    She called for the adoption of the tenets of true democratic principles as a guide to all party decisions and actions.

    Lau said Nigerian women had continued to register poor representation in politics and leadership in spite of the huge numerical strength and various national, international legal instruments on gender inclusion and mainstreaming.

    According to her, in the history of Nigeria’s democratic rule, women have not attained up to 11per cent representation in both elective and appointive positions.

    “Thus denying the huge population of capable and credible women with robust credentials and sound moral values the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the economic development of our dear nation.

    “Political parties play very key roles in leadership selection in any democratic system.

    “Our visit today is predicated on the need to collaborate with growth driven institutions, and visionary leadership, who share progressive ideals for true democracy, equity and social justice,’’ she said.

    Lau noted that the National Assembly recently rejected five gender bills, adding that these representatives were from various parties and their act was at variance to their party ideology.

    ”Women have continued to experience subtle discrimination, bias and stereotyping within the party leadership structures. 

    ”None of the major parties live up to the recommendation of the 2008 Electoral Reform Committee of 20 per cent of women in governing boards of political parties,” she said.

    Lau said that this discrimination had kept women at the bottom level of the party hierarchy and outside of the circles where decisions were being made on candidate nomination and selection.

    She said that PDP should be known for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women in the political space as enshrined in her constitutions.

    Responding, Sen. Iyorcha Ayu, the Chairman of PDP called for more women participation in politics, adding that this was the only way to get women involved in every level in politics.

    “PDP has recognised women and we are also determined to push women forward.

    ”We hope  to continue in the same spirit to encourage women, we will bring more women out to participate in the public affairs.

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  •  Former Minister of Niger Delta Mr Godsday Orubebe has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Orubebe s resignation was contained in a letter he officially signed on Monday and addressed to the PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu He failed however to indicate whether he has joined another political party or not I write to formally inform you of my resignation from PDP This I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3 in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta effective from June 20 Consequently I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the ward local state and national levels of the PDP I am highly honoured and privileged to have been part of a political party that successfully transformed the nation to one that commands respect among the comity of nations he said Orubebe added When we lost the presidential election in 2015 in a bewildered circumstances to say the least it was my belief that the party would use the opposition period to re strategise with the aim of taking back power at the earliest opportunity He said that the current situation in the party doesn t suggest that it was ready to regain power in the 2023 general elections Orubebe said that the PDP decided to throw open the zoning of the presidential ticket against the mood of the nation in complete disregard to its constitution This created a situation that led to the emergence of a person from the North as the party s presidential candidate Thus making the two topmost positions in the party after your emergence as the National Chairman to be occupied by persons from the North contrary to Section 7 3 c of the party s constitution he said Orubebe commended Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers for his outing at the party s primaries Posterity would remember him when the history of the party was being written The former minister said that he believed in the sanctity of Nigeria and would continually work for its progress and development Even if it is through another route There are lots to be said but out of respect for the party I have some stories untold at this time he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-Minister, Orubebe resigns from PDP
     Former Minister of Niger Delta Mr Godsday Orubebe has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Orubebe s resignation was contained in a letter he officially signed on Monday and addressed to the PDP National Chairman Sen Iyorcha Ayu He failed however to indicate whether he has joined another political party or not I write to formally inform you of my resignation from PDP This I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3 in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta effective from June 20 Consequently I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the ward local state and national levels of the PDP I am highly honoured and privileged to have been part of a political party that successfully transformed the nation to one that commands respect among the comity of nations he said Orubebe added When we lost the presidential election in 2015 in a bewildered circumstances to say the least it was my belief that the party would use the opposition period to re strategise with the aim of taking back power at the earliest opportunity He said that the current situation in the party doesn t suggest that it was ready to regain power in the 2023 general elections Orubebe said that the PDP decided to throw open the zoning of the presidential ticket against the mood of the nation in complete disregard to its constitution This created a situation that led to the emergence of a person from the North as the party s presidential candidate Thus making the two topmost positions in the party after your emergence as the National Chairman to be occupied by persons from the North contrary to Section 7 3 c of the party s constitution he said Orubebe commended Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers for his outing at the party s primaries Posterity would remember him when the history of the party was being written The former minister said that he believed in the sanctity of Nigeria and would continually work for its progress and development Even if it is through another route There are lots to be said but out of respect for the party I have some stories untold at this time he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-Minister, Orubebe resigns from PDP
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    Ex-Minister, Orubebe resigns from PDP

    Former Minister of Niger Delta, Mr Godsday Orubebe, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
    Orubebe’s resignation was contained in a letter he officially signed on Monday and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Sen. Iyorcha Ayu.
    He failed however to indicate whether he has joined another political party or not.
    “I write to formally inform you of my resignation from PDP. This, I have communicated to the Chairman of Burutu Ward 3, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta, effective from June 20.
    “Consequently, I am by this letter intimating you of my total withdrawal from all activities at the ward, local, state and national levels of the PDP.
    “I am highly honoured and privileged to have been part of a political party that successfully transformed the nation to one that commands respect among the comity of nations,” he said.
    Orubebe added: “When we lost the presidential election in 2015 in a bewildered circumstances to say the least, it was my belief that the party would use the opposition period to re-strategise, with the aim of taking back power at the earliest opportunity.”
    He said that the current situation in the party doesn’t suggest that it was ready to regain power in the 2023 general elections.
    Orubebe said that the PDP decided to throw open the zoning of the presidential ticket, against the mood of the nation in complete disregard to its constitution.
    “This created a situation that led to the emergence of a person from the North as the party’s presidential candidate.
    “Thus, making the two topmost positions in the party after your emergence as the National Chairman to be occupied by persons from the North contrary to Section 7, 3(c) of the party’s constitution,” he said.

    Orubebe commended Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers for his outing at the party’s primaries.
    “Posterity would remember him when the history of the party was being written.”
    The former minister said that he believed in the sanctity of Nigeria and would continually work for its progress and development.
    “Even if it is through another route.
    “There are lots to be said, but out of respect for the party, I have some stories untold at this time,” he said.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN