The Peoples Democratic Party offered an advice to women, encouraging them to take advantage of some of the policies favourable to the gender and as well contest for elective positions in 2023.
The party gave the advice in a statement by its National Woman Leader, Stella Effah-Attoe, on Monday in Abuja.
“It is one thing that the PDP has created the enabling environment for women to participate in Nigerian politics; it is another thing for PDP women to take advantage of this positive gesture,” Mrs Effah-Attoe said.
She called on women in the party to present themselves to be counted in the Nigerian political leadership space.
“Therefore, I urge all eligible PDP women to pick up their expression of interest forms and the nomination forms without further delay,” she said.
She explained that to support women, the party only requires them to purchase their expression of interest forms with a token.
Mrs Effah-Attoe maintained that although the nomination form for various political offices was expensive, women were to acquire it for free.
“The nomination form, which is expensive, is to be acquired by women at no cost, that is, it goes for free.”
She stated that the number of women who will participate in the party primaries would determine the percentage of women that will eventually emerge as party candidates.
“The attainment of the 35 per cent Affirmative Action in PDP begins from somewhere.
“In this case, it begins from the acquisition of the expression of interest and nomination forms,” she stated.