Ado-Ekiti - A former Deputy Governor of Ekiti, Abiodun Olujimi, has expressed regrets that not a single woman has shown interest in the governorship election taking place in June in the state.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ado-Ekiti that she found it painful that of the more than 50 governorship aspirants in the state, none is a woman.
Olujimi was also a member of the House of Representatives and one-time Commissioner for Works in the state.
NAN reports that 41 of the governorship aspirants are PDP members; one is from the ruling APC; one from the Labour Party, while 10 are from other political parties.
“Initially, I wanted to run for the governorship position, but I had to drop the idea to enable me prepare well and better for another time,” she said.
Olujimi, who is currently a member of the Board of National Communications Commission, attributed the non-participation of women in the governorship race to lack of political and financial clout.
She also said that women would be able to slug it out with their male counterparts in the 2015 general elections if they remained focused.
Olujimi promised to support any aspirant that would become PDP’s candidate after the March 15 primaries.
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