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Only 62 Women Were Elected In 2019 — INEC

Only 62 women won elective positions in the 2019 general elections, Deputy Director and Head of Gender Division, Independent National and Electoral Commission, Blessing Obidegwu, diclosed. She disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at a 2-day workshop supported by the European Centre for Electoral Support, ECES, meant to review the 2019 general elections from a gender perspective. She said that at all levels of governance, representation of women in Nigeria fell short of the gender policy benchmark of 35 percent. The representative of ECES, Senior Project Manager, Sylvestre Somo, noted that effective and proportionate participation of women in the electoral process constitutes a cardinal principle of “a virile and inclusive democracy”.

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