2019: SDP female aspirant wants more women in politics

Shuluwa told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Makurdi that it was necessary for women to seek more elective positions for their voices to be heard.

Elizabeth-Mary Shuluwa, a House of Representatives aspirant under the Social Democratic Party, has urged women to participate in politics and seek elective offices so as to influence decision-making processes.
Shuluwa told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Makurdi that it was necessary for women to seek more elective positions for their voices to be heard.
She said: “Women cannot afford to shy away from politics; they constitute the largest voting group and are usually the worst-hit by any bad political decision.
“Poverty has been the lot of many Benue women. Some of them are also the victims of violence that usually erupt from bad political decisions.
“Issues of children, welfare, human rights and fairness among others are best understood by women.”
According to her, Benue is an agrarian state and its constituents are mostly farmers. I intend to turn my constituency to a food and farmers hub, where we can sell, process and even export our produce as cash crops and food crops.
She said that her ambition was inspired by the need for quality representation and to bring issues affecting women to the front burner.
She said: “More women in politics means more women problems will receive more attention.”
Shuluwa is contesting the Shankera Federal Constituency seat which comprises three local governments of Ukum, Katsina-ala and Logo.

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