By Olukayode Olugbode, in Maiduguri
Women should be allowed to occupy elective positions, a youth movement, Peoples Vanguard on Thursday called on all.
The group a non-political group mainly from Hawul local government of Borno State, said a situation where there is no female member of the Borno State House of Assembly was no longer acceptable.
They lamented that despite the population of women in the state and their level of education, they only occupy a solitary elective position, a member of the House of Representatives.
They said this must stop during the forthcoming general elections in 2019, calling on all to support the women who show political aspiration.
The group, who claimed to be gender-sensitive, singled out the Senior Special Adviser on Media to Governor Kashim Shettima, Kwapchi Bata to heed to their clarion call and contest for House of Assembly seat of Hawul State Constituency.
The group, who addressed a press conference, said Bata has distinguished herself with tremendous assistance such as awards of scholarships to over 100 students of higher institutions, construction and equipping of clinics in Durkwa town, women and youth empowerment initiatives among others.
The Leader of the group, Mr. Inuwa Mshelia called on the Media Aide to Borno Governor Kashim Shettima to contest under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, urging the people of her constituency to give their maximum support became.
They argued that Bata’s disposition and concern towards the plight of the people in the state has set her apart,
He pledged the unflinching support and cooperation of the group to a Bata if she decides to run.