2015 guber: Civil society group backs female candidacy in Delta



By Bode Olagoke
Abuja

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations yesterday expressed its readiness to support candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, to emerge as the next governor of Delta state.

Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, President, Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, said Nigerian women should be courageous to produce the first female governor, saying, “There is a competent, well qualified, tested and trusted woman contesting for the post of Delta state governor in person of Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.”

Etuk commended the boldness and involvement of Nigerian women at all level in the journey of Nigeria democracy since 1999, adding that his group saw the “active involvement of women in elective positions as a sign of maturity, especially in our nation where women have proven to be better managers both in the public and private offices.”

He commended President Jonathan’s government for the implementation of 35% affirmative for women in Nigeria, which he said has greatly put Nigeria’s democracy in the lime light.

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