2023: Prof Adaeze Nwuzor Enjoins Women on full participation in Governance
* Says ‘Funding’ greatest challenge of women in Politics
The first female Ebonyi Guber Candidate under the platform of People’s Democratic Party, Professor Adeze Nwuzor has recently stated that funding is the greatest challenge of women’s participation in politics. She made this known while speaking with THE VOICE at her residence in Abakaliki.
According to the former Executive Chairman , Ebonyi Local Government Area she revealed that aside from cultural and religious beliefs which had in the past deprived many women from vying for political positions, funds has always been a major setback to women’s participation in politics. She called on women to break the bias and come out in Mass and participate in politics.
Stating ” The problem is still funding because ,it is assumed that a woman is not supposed to own a land. Just like how it was, but today if you have the money, you can buy as much land you want.
“Before they say a woman cannot eat gizzard ,but today if you have money you buy at least a carton of gizzard to cook.
“Funding has always been the problem of women but I know with God ,we can still achieve our goals” she stated.
The governorship aspirant described God as her strength to vying for the position as she explained that leadership comes from God who determines who succeeds the present administration under Chief David Umahi.
While speaking about being the only woman who have indicated interest in the Guber position, Professor Nwuzor revealed going into the race is not to compete equality with men folk but to render quality service to her people.
Adding “in administration what matters is your credibility, competence, vision to serve and readiness to serve the people. We understand that leaders should be leaders and not pullers since it’s not about whether man or woman but readiness to serve and effect positive impact in the society. During my consultation and sensitization on voters education, I encourage our women to understand that there’s nothing wrong for us to contest any position.
” I am not coming out to challenge anybody but to serve our people, because I always say that women are born to manage things including money, men and other resources which we naturally do better.
“When you think back home, everybody comes from a home and looking keenly you see that women are the best manager of every home be it the mother, daughter or wife.
“So, I challenge our Ebonyi women to come out and pick form while we call on political parties to encourage our women to participate fully in the forthcoming election”
“Yes! the capital and encouragement may not be there due to non availability of support but days have gone when women sit by the side and watch how leaders emerge.
“This is no longer era when women don’t own a land or other properties, so, our husbands should support their wives to buy form and contest for the positions of Councillors, House of Assembly,Representatives and Senates.
“I assure Ebonyians that if given the mandate that I will serve as hope for justice because if there’s justice,there will be love, and if there’s love, there will be peace, unity and progress which bring development in every areas of the society. She stated.
Professor Nwuzor emphasized that commercializing Agriculture would bring end to youth restiveness as it would consolidate her plan to bring unemployment to it’s bearrest minimum.
She highlighted human capital development, security, revamping of primary health care sector and general improvement of workers welfare as major areas her government would focused on if elected as the Governor of the state.