Return to House of Reps, women tells Onyejeocha
All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Group in the North Central has appealed to the Minister of State, Labour, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha to return to the House of Representatives following her victory at the tribunal.
The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, last Wednesday, sacked the member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party.
It subsequently declared Onyejeocha, the winner of the February 25 National Assembly poll, and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ogah, and issue a fresh one to Onyejeocha.
Convener, North Central Amazons for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lynda Adzuanaga, in a statement, yesterday, said that Onyejeocha victory at the tribunal brought great relief to millions of women across the country, who share the same vision with the minister.
Noting, however, that Onyejeocha belongs to the National Assembly, Adzuanaga said the minister’s sojourn as a legislator saw her sponsor a plethora of bills, moved motions on the floor of the House for the good and wellbeing of the people.
The statement said: “For us, this is a win for women in politics and women in general. We congratulate her ‘never say die’ spirit that she has continued to display all these years. We salute her courage to neutralise adversity and conspiracies, especially in a men dominated political environment. Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha is indeed one woman with noble qualities.
“We congratulate Nigerians who stood by her in prayers, especially women like us who look up to her as a role model. We encourage other women to take a cue and start believing in themselves.
“Regardless of the fact that our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has so magnanimously, appointed this beauty and brain as Minister of State for Labour and Employment, premised on her sterling qualities of leadership, integrity and representation in government, we want to appeal to her Excellency, the Honourable Minister that it is our deep conviction and belief, that she belongs to the Green Chambers of our National Assembly.
“Our reasons are obvious; we want to see more women at the National Assembly; women with outstanding qualities and experience. That there was a significant drop in the number of women representatives from the last general elections, we see this judgment in her favour as an opportunity to make for what we lost during the last general elections.
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