The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress has announced free nomination forms for female aspirants set to contest the 2023 general elections.
This was revealed by new APC National Women Leader, Dr. Betta Edu at the party’s national secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Dr Edu said the move is aimed at encouraging women against all limitations.
She further called on all Nigerian women to join the APC, so as to benefit from the latest gesture.
Affirming that the development would see more than 35 percent women representation in government, Edu urged the women to get involved in all processes preceding the elections.
“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,” Edu said.