The National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe, has called on eligible party women to take advantage of its women-friendly policies and contest for various elective positions in 2023.
In a statement byProf. Effah-Attoe in Abuja on Monday, she called on women in the party, to present themselves to be counted in the Nigerian political leadership space.
Her statement reads in part: “The Office of the National Woman Leader urged PDP Women to rise to the occasion by stepping out to acquire their expression of interest forms and their nomination forms for the various elective positions at the state and national levels.
“It is one thing that the PDP has created the enabling environment for women to participate in Nigerian politics, it is another thing for PDP Women to take advantage of this positive gesture.
“Therefore, I urge all eligible PDP women to pick up their expression of interest forms and the nomination forms without further delay.
“It will interest our women to know, as announced earlier by the National Working Committee (NWC), that the PDP is maintaining the status quo to support women.
“Women are only required to purchase their Expression of Interest forms with a token. The nomination form, which is expensive, is to be acquired by women at no cost, that is, it goes for free.
“ This is to encourage as many women as possible to participate in the Electoral Process with a view to winning elections into States Houses of Assembly, the House of Representatives, the Senate, governorship positions and the presidency.”