Funding Poses a Major Setback to Women in politics, Presidential Aspirant, Prof Oluremi Sonaiya

 Funding Poses a Major Setback to Women in politics, says Presidential Aspirant, Prof Oluremi Sonaiya
Presidential aspirant, Professor Oluremi Sonaiya
The Presidential aspirant of KOWA Party (KP), Professor Oluremi Sonaiya, has identified funding as a major setback to many Nigerian women in their efforts to participate in rebuilding the nation through politics.
She Disclosed this while listing the challenges faced by women in politics during an interview on Political Arena on Women Radio Wfm 91.7. During the chat, she argued that Nigeria has been suffering from decades of bad governance and is therefore in need of revamp; which cannot be done with the same set of people in Government, 95% of whom are Men. In the statement, she posited that there are credible women in Politics but they are hampered by proper funding with which to drive their campaign machinery  like the men do. She pleaded with Nigerians to support credible women like her financially and morally.
“Overall, we need to create a just and orderly society and perhaps, more importantly, we must create a culture of honest and dignified trust for our coming generations.

“Government’s primary job is to create the right environment which would allow entrepreneurs and investors to thrive in their various areas of endeavour, not to compete with the private sector, micromanaging everything from secondary schools, to roads, to building railways and generating electricity.

“Majority of Nigerians now believe that President Buhari should not be re-elected. We have performed that feat before in 2015 when Nigerians decided to vote out a sitting president.

“So, the mission this time is not merely to repeat the same thing. We have to show that we can hold ourselves as citizens to the same standards that we hold our leaders.

“Good leadership is invaluable but it will be ultimately unsuccessful if the followers themselves are unwilling to pay the price of change they wish to see in their leaders.”

“In conclusion, definitely, a lot of people would expect me promise to attend to the usual sectors like economy, infrastructure, health, corruption, etc. The fact is that those sectors will most likely fall in place by themselves based on the five areas identified to be focused upon.”

Prof Sonaiya was KOWA’s flag bearer in the 2015 presidential election where she lost to President Buhari, winning a total of 13,076 votes which constituted 0.05% of the total votes cast.To win KOWA’s ticket again, she’ll have to emerge victorious in the party’s primary election against other aspirants including founding member, Dr Sina Fagbenro Byron, veteran Nollywood actor and scholar, Ayo Lijadu, and at least two others.

According to KOWA’s National Secretary, Mark Adebayo, the party is eager to choose its presidential flag bearer on August 18, 2018, the date the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled for election primaries to commence.

He had also disclosed in February that presidential and governorship aspirants running on the platform of the party in the 2019 elections will be subjected to a written examination before they can contest.

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