Former South East Zonal Woman Leader of the APC, Sally William-Chinebu has advised women against money-politics.
Mrs William-Chinebu made the call at the maiden virtual workshop of Coalition of Professional Women in Politics, a pressure group, in Lagos, where she was a guest speaker.
The Country Director, Nigerian Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus, spoke on the topic: “Professional Women in Politics and Grassroots Mobilisation”.
Lamenting the exclusion of female professionals and people at the lower cadres in electioneering processes, she urged COPWIP to take up the challenge of sensitising locals to end the trend of vote buying by money bags.
She advised female technocrats to go into politics and introduce positive changes for Nigeria’s advancement.
Mrs William-Chinebu, a lawyer, cleric and philanthropist, shared her political work experience and advised COPWIP members to solve problems within their communities to win the trust of the locals.
“Touch lives in your communities as professionals long before you dream of going into politics,” she advised the audience.
She listed factors that encouraged exclusion of female politicians to include stigmatisation, odd meeting hours usually fixed by male politicians, violence, inadequate education and finance among others.
She appealed to the major political parties to reduce the cost of nomination forms in order not to exclude credible women and youths from vying for political offices in the 2023 general elections.