PDP female aspirants demand exclusion from fees
Female members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the party’s hierarchy to exempt women aspiring for various elective positions from paying any fees.
The women under the aegis of the Forum Of PDP Female Aspirants (FOFA) made the plea through its Secretary, Irene Awunah-Ikyegh.
Speaking at a press conference held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Thursday, Awunah-Ikyegh asked the party ensure equitable representation of women in all aspects of national life, including party organs, by using affirmative action to ensure that at least 30 per cent of the workforce is women.
“Exempt women standing for electoral office from paying any fees,” she said.
The group further demanded equal opportunities in accessing microfinance by women cooperatives and selective provision affirmative action for women participation in democracy and other social areas.
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