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Olejeme praises Jonathan for bridging gender divide

16 March 2015, 17:47

Abuja - The Deputy Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr Ngozi Olejeme, said President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to removing the barriers that impacted on women.

“He is addressing problem of parity and partnership, economic independence and political participation,” Olejeme told women in Abuja at an event to mark International Women’s Day.

She claimed for Nigeria to move forward, the people, particularly women, must vote Jonathan.

“President Jonathan is the best among all those running for the 2015 presidential election. He understands the needs of the people,” she said.

Olejeme extolled the President for his vision, zeal and extraordinary commitment to the growth and development of the Nigerian State, describing him as a man of excellence.

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The PDP chieftain urged Nigerians to judge President Jonathan on the basis of his work.

“We have a president that is governing for the peace, welfare and good government of the country. We have a president that is making decisions and taking actions, including public appointments, in the public interest without regard to personal or other immaterial considerations. We have a president that is treating all people equally without permitting any person or corporation special access or influence,” Olejeme added.

“We have a president that is informing the public of all decisions and actions. President Jonathan is committed to the principles of accountability and good governance. We live in a country where there is respect for rule of law, unlimited environment for mutual conversation with the powers that be. President Jonathan needs to preserve all positive changes achieved so far.”

Olejeme reflected on the acts of courage and determination made by women in the fight for equality so far, praising President Jonathan for elevating women in the country.

“We have witnessed a transformation in women’s participation in public life. More women are exercising leadership in politics and business, more girls are going to school.”

She thus urged women to vote in the upcoming general election.

“Women must exercise their choices; they must participate in politics, have income, and live in societies free from violence and discrimination. Women must have access to education and play a full role in the communities' decision-making processes.”

- CAJ News


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