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Political Parties Pledge To Bridge Gender Inequality Gap In Bauchi



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Political parties in Bauchi state have pledged to bridge the gender inequality gap among stakeholders and women’s participation in political processes of the state.

They made the pledge during Advocacy to political parties that comprises PDM, APC, PDP PRP and NNPP on implanting the community mobilization and strengthening the network of young women on women’s leadership and ending violence against women and girls.

That was organized by Attah sisters with the help hand ASHH foundation support by Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF)funded by Ford Foundation in Ganjuwa LGA.

The political party pledged to support female political aspirants to help bridge the gap between men and women politicians in the state.

Speaking during Advocacy ,the representative of People Democratic Party (PDP) Mallam Uba said Political parties, especially our party are committed and working towards ensuring that women are well-represented in political circles as leaders and decision makers.

He said there is no arm of the government that has no woman representative and pledged to do all they can to bring more women on board and give them a good position.

On his part, representative of All Progressive Congress APC Alhaji Ribadi Mohammed reiterated the commitment of their Party to put down an effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected.

“Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s political participation and representation.

“We have women in our carbonate but most of the women are afraid to join politics because of one reason or the other which is not our fault

“We can force them but with this awareness now we are ready to let them understand the importance of being part of us as politicians,” He said

Also a representative of NNPP, Mr Ibrahim Hassan, pointed out that women’s inclusion in politics and leadership positions brings beauty to activities.

“Most of the women that want to be part of us their husbands, relations and even the society are against them so the fear of coming out to be part of politics is there.

“We will keep on encouraging them and see how they can be fully part of our leaders in this party and in our society at large,” He said.

Earlier, Mrs MaryAnn Emmanuel, team leader of the Advocacy, said the advocacy was to deconstruct the role of political parties in promoting gender equality and political participation.

“The role political parties can play in supporting women’s inclusion and participation in political processes at all levels.

“We want women to be part of leadership positions in our various parties and encourage Women participation in politics.

“Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life,” Emmanuel said.

Also contributing, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed lamented that unequal representation of women in decision-making bodies is an obstacle to achieving gender equality in society.

She urged the political parties to promote women’s political participation,representation and good practices on ways to increase and strengthen their contribution to achieving gender equality in politics and the wider society.

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Atiku Calls For Speedy Declaration Of Adamawa Guber Election Result




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Former Vice President, Alh Atiku Abubakar has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release Adamawa State Governorship election results unfailingly today.

Atiku who is the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in this February Presidential election made the call during a press conference in Yola Monday.

He calls on Nigerians and International community to mount pressure on the INEC to announce what he described as the mandate expressed by the people Adamawa people.

“I’m reaching out to Nigerians and international community to put pressure on INEC to release our results in Adamawa State today unfailingly because as the more the delay, the more the tension.

“I personally spoke with the INEC Chairman last night couple of times and pleaded with him to allow the result to be announced as stipulated by law,” Atiku added.

He observed that the actions of INEC has caused serious tension in the state that has been peaceful, saying “we don’t know any violence and yet the attitude of INEC in the state least much to be desired.”

Alh Abubakar said Adamawa is a multi ethnic and multi religious state but the action of INEC was trying to destabilize the stability that has long been existed in the state.

“We thought that the processes are improving by every election but unfortunately with this election, we have not seen improvement that we expect from INEC,” he said.

He maintained that 20 out the 21 local government results were so far collated and it was only Fufore that they tried to alter the results.

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2023 Polls: Taraba Deputy Governor, Manu Commends INEC, Calls For Peace




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Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on Saturday commended the INEC for swiftly testifying the lapses discovered during the 25th February 2023 Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

Manu who is also the Senator-elect representing Taraba Central, made the commendation while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote for the governorship and state house of assembly election alongside his wife at Isa II Kofar Manu polling unit in Mutum Biyu, Gassol local government area of the state.

He said by rectifying the mistakes made during the first phase of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, Tarabans will exercise their franchise without hitches.

According to him, from the information reached him, the election generally was going on peacefully, adding that people were allowed to vote for candidates of their choice without any threat.

The Senator-elect assured his constituents of quality representation at the Red Chamber and promised to ensure that the needs they highlighted for him would be achieved during his tenure.

Engr. Haruna Manu also expressed confidence that his party the PDP will win the governorship election and the majority of the state house of assembly seats in the state.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm, law-abiding, and embrace one another, as well as urged them to accept the outcome of the election in good faith when INEC finally declared the winners of the governorship and state assembly seats.

Our Correspondent gathered that the elections were conducted smoothly across the sixteen LGAs of the state besides Donga LGA where hoodlums destroyed ballot boxes.

He, however, observed a low turnout of voters in some areas, while in some polling units, the turnout was higher than in the Presidential and National Assembly election that took place last month.

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2023 Polls: You Are A Liar, Taraba CAN Chairman Tells Senator Bwacha 




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Hammed Abubakar, Jalingo 

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Taraba State Chapter, has faulted claims by the Governorship Candidate of the APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, that the Chairman of the association, Rev Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapye apologized to him over the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas, PDP Governorship candidate by CAN.

Jirapye said, “it was very unfortunate for the personality of Senator Bwacha to have lied on Channels Television that I, the CAN Chairman visited him secretly and apologized over the endorsement of Col Agbu Kefas by the CAN”.

He said that all that Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said about CAN during his interview with Channels TV should be regarded as baseless, adding that the embattled APC governorship candidate is busy chasing a white goose. 

According to the CAN Chairman, “the meeting between myself and Senator Bwacha after the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas was for him to take the endorsement in good fate since it was a  unanimous decision by CAN, but I am surprised to hear the Senator on Channels Television lying that I went to apologize to him over the endorsement. 

Jirapye urged Senator Emmanuel Bwacha to desist from dragging CAN in his desperation to govern the State for his selfish reasons. 

“CAN position on endorsement was a unanimous decision and not that of myself the Chairman alone so I  advise desperate politicians to desist from using my name for their selfish interests”.

CAN warns desperate politicians such as Senator Bwacha whom he said lack manners but called themselves Christians, and at the same time insult their spiritual leaders at will to trade with caution. 

CAN is shocked by the kind of outburst of cancerous anger from the Senator and pray God to deliver him from such a problem, saying People of Bwacha’s character should be watched carefully and never be entrusted with Leadership positions to govern the people. 

The Chairman noted that the endorsement of the PDP governorship candidate Col. Agbu Kefas by CAN was in the best interest of the people of the State. 

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