ENUGU: NGO, Women Support Women (WSW), lntensifies Mobilization For Women Vying For Elective Positions

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, an NGO, Women Support Women (WSW), has intensified mobilization for women vying for elective positions in Enugu State.
Executive Director of WSW, Mrs Onyinye Mamah, said in Enugu recently that the era of including women in elective positions just to quieten them was over.

That era was archaic, retrogressive and laid-back going with the collective aspiration of women, she said.

She told a news conference that the representation of women in governance should come naturally with a big hit on qualification, integrity and character.

According to her, WSW is supporting the deputy governorship candidacy ambition of Dr Edith Ugwuanyi of the All Progress Grand Alliance (APGA).

She said the group supported Ugwuanyi, not because she is a woman, but because of her competence and capacity.

“WSW is a group of women NGOs, development experts and politicians that came together to plan, innovate and achieve success for the future of women in all spheres of life, especially in politics.

“We are desperately pleading with Enugu State people not to miss this life-time opportunity.

“We do not really praise women, but we praise women of virtue and excellence.

“The APGA deputy governorship candidate is not just a gem of a woman; she is a rare gem that has placed lots of interests in so many helpless homes and children in more than 20 years of her charity and scholarship.

“This woman has gone out of her way to reach out to completely forgotten and hopeless homes, professionally.

“She dedicated her services to women and to the public as a trained medical practitioner,’’ Mamah said.

She added that the group was also supporting other female candidates contesting the 2023 elections, irrespective of their political parties.

The executive director said that the group’s goal was to ensure that women occupied elective positions in Enugu State.

According to her, women should participate actively in electing credible candidates, including fellow women.

Women have the numeric strength to effect the needed change in governance, she stressed.

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