By Unue Emeka,
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the political class to encourage women to hold elective positions because according to him, “women are very important in politics, saying that the gender affirmative action be implemented at all levels.
The Governor stated this during the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ika South, noted that the womenfolk come out in their large numbers to participate in politics, therefore they should be supported to contest for elective positions.
Okowa also disclosed that the PDP in the state zoned at least three positions to the women in all the local government areas of the state.
“Only Aniocha South and Aniocha North failed to field a minimum of three women for the coming elections and they will do that through the appointment of supervisory councilors, in line with the decision of the leadership of the party in the state,” the Governor stated.
He commended the turnout of people for the rallies, noting that they were as good as rallies organized for governorship campaign, saying, “no one will believe that this crowd came out from only one local government area, it is impressive and it shows the strength of our party at the grassroots level.”
The Governor continued, “there is nothing greater than a united family and I am happy that our party is strong, united and peaceful, let us continue to campaign and prepare ourselves for the January 6 elections, we should sensitize our people to come out and vote.”
At the campaign rallies, Chairman of the PDP in the state, Barr. Kingsley Esiso assured the people that the PDP will continue to work for the people by delivering on its electoral promises.
He urged Deltans to resist political parties that are not known and have records of failing in their promises, asserting, “We should not follow parties that tell us lies, they will tell lies in the state, if the lies fail, they will call their masters to continue with their lies.”
Prominent politicians attended the rallies where flags were given to the Chairmanship candidates while the councillors were called out and presented to the people.