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Female politicians oppose nomination of leader in Borno State
About 3000 female politicians in the Borno State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have disowned the list of ministerial and other political nominees
compiled by the leadership of the party for onward transmission to its national secretariat.
The female stakeholders rejected the nominees at an emergency meeting held on Sunday at the PDP Secretariat in Maiduguri.
Those rejected include the National Women Leader, Hajia Inna Maryam Ciroma, Honorable Fanta Baba Shehu and Hajia Hauwa Ahmed.
They argued that both Inna Ciroma and Fanta Baba Shehu had held political positions in the past without assisting the women in the state.
The female politicians pointed out that Hajiya Hauwa Ahmed was new in the party and had not made any significant impact at the state level. They alleged that she apparently worked her way into being nominated from Abuja and would not help the cause of the women in Borno.
The women condemned the manner in which their male counterparts used and dumped them after elections, stressing that in an ideal democratic setting, they should be the ones to nominate the women to be given political appointments and not the other way around.
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