By Uzo Ugwunze
THE Transition Chairman, Idemili South Local Government Area (ISLGA), Anambra State, Amaka Obi has encouraged women to actively participate in politics by contesting for political positions.
Mrs Obi made the call while addressing the women’s wing of Anambra State Association of Towns Union (ASATU), ISLGA Chapter who paid her a courtesy visit at the Secretariat, Ojoto.
According to her, gone were the days when women shy away from contesting for political positions. Women form a major population of the electorate who vote during elections.
“Women possess milk of human kindness. Most government policy decisions affect women, youths and children. Women should be courageous and come out to take up leadership positions and become part of policy making.
“If any woman is not yet ready to contest in elections let her support a fellow woman who is contesting or encourage their own children to vie for political positions”, said Amaka Obi.
She further urged them to support the Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration that is an answer to the prayers of ndi Anambra, saying that he means well for women, youths and entire indigenes.
The TC chairman earlier promised the ISLGA community women leaders that she intends to float a scheme that would accommodate elderly women at the grassroots, saying her door was open to ideas that would enhance the welfare and security of the LGA.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Chairperson, Women Wing, ASATU, ISLGA Chapter, Mrs Juliana Obi said that they came to felicitate with the LG boss on her appointment.
“We the community women in ISLGA are happy with you and solidly behind you as the first female Chairman of ISLGA and the only female chairman among the 21 LGAs transition chairmen appointed by Governor Soludo,” said Mrs Juliana Obi.
Highlights of the courtesy visit was the presentation of the lists and contact address/numbers of the leaders of elderly community women from the seven communities that make up Idemili South.