The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared free nomination forms for female aspirants in the forthcoming general elections in 2023.
Addressing a press conference Thursday at party’s national secretariat, newly elected national women leader, Betta Edu, said the decision was reached to encourage all female aspirants against all kinds of limitations.
She appealed to all Nigerian women to come over to the ruling party to benefit the latest gesture.
Her words: “We are the largest party in Africa and we want to make a strong statement that we stand by inclusion, mainstreaming for women. The party has gone ahead to approve that women will be running with a free nomination form.
“They have thrown the ball into our court. Before now we have women saying we cannot afford nomination forms. We have been given the greatest chance to emerge the winner of an election because we will be running on a ticket of the ruling party. Not just a ruling party, a party that has performed, a party that has provided welfare for Nigeria, a party that is ready to mainstream women.”
The women leader said the ruling party is offering the women what is greater than 35 percent affirmative action.
Edu urged them to get involved in a series of processes that would lead up to the 2023 elections.