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Video: Women want greater representation in govt

2015-02-13 15:21
File: AFP

Lagos – Women are clamouring for greater representation in government, as the country gears up for the rescheduled general elections.

Speaking in a video posted on YouTube by the International Press Centre, Nigeria (IPC NG), former minister of solid minerals Obi Ezekwesili said it was important for women to have a voice in the government's decision making processes.

Watch the video below.

"One key aspect that is important is to equalise the voice of women in as much a way as possible in decision making processes whether socially or politically. It's important for women to have a voice," she said.

Women also argued that the primaries held for the contesting political parties in the forthcoming elections were a clear sign that Nigerian women were still marginalised.

President Goodluck Jonathan is set to face his rival Muhammadu Buhari  in a tight election that was moved from 14 February to 28 March.

Read more on: muhammadu buhari  |  goodluck jonathan  |  politics  |  elections 2015

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