INEC in Abuja decries low participation of women in politics

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INEC in Abuja decries low participation of women in politics

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has decried low participation of women in political processes.

The Commission said despite the fact that women constitute 48 percent of the population, only 5.8 percent  of them hold political offices.

The Commission also revealed that since the commencement of CVR in 2017, only 1,362,293 women have registered compared to men who have 1,560,823 registration.

This was disclosed in Abuja yesterday at the North Central zonal workshop on enhancing women’s participation in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and Collection of  Permanent Voters Cards  (PVC).

Giving details of women participation, INEC National Commissioner, Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine said: “Despite the fact that women constitute 48 percent of Nigeria voting population, they occupy only 5.8percent of the political offices in the country.

Click here to read the full article published by The Nation Online on 20 June 2018.

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