By Titilope Joseph
Mabel Oboh, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) National Diversity and Inclusion Director Lagos 2023 campaign committee National representative has said that ADC Lagos’s inclusion of women, youths and people with disabilities (PWDs) in the coming 2023 election is paramount in the party’s agenda.
She stated this at the official visit of ‘Lagos Mothers For Good Governance’ to the ADC deputy governorship candidate and other executives of the party at Ikeja.
Oboh added that the inclusion of women, youths and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in this election and further in governance in 2023 takes the centre stage in ADC’s agenda in the interest of Lagosians and Nigerians.
“We back our talk with action; ADC remains the only political party with the highest number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and women as candidates in the country.”
She noted that it is high time that people in governance realise that there is no inclusiveness without women, youths, and persons with disabilities. “We can not hide the fact that women, youths and PWDs make up a high percentage of Lagos society and are needed in government.
“Women are the most productive part of society, while the youths and pwds need a fair chance to prove their productivity.
Oboh also emphasized that affirmative action for women is effectively practiced if our democracy is to see the light of day.
“No society can be considered developed without the inclusivity of these three sectors of society. So for Nigeria, especially Lagos to meet up with the western world We need to include the development of women, youths and persons with a disability.
“ADC is very happy with the support we are getting from ‘Lagos Women For Good Governance, because not only are, women the most productive parts of society, They are also mothers of our future leaders and the PWDs, so women do have key roles to play in governance. Hence, the need to get them more involved in the affairs of the State.
“Women have been relegated to the background for too long, but, ADC is now coming up with a new purposeful leadership, that is concerned with bringing inclusivity to our government.
“We have a whole lot, a total package for women youths and PWDs. We are going to use what we have to improve the involvement of women in our governance. We can not undermines the power of women, the youth and PWDs in the coming elections.”
Notably, “Women, youth, persons with disabilities, and internally displaced persons alone, constitute about 70 per cent of people in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration exercise according to INEC records. which shows that this time around these groups will determine who will win the election “So, anyone who undermines them, is not ready to win nor interested in our democratic process.
“Moreover, the declaration of Lagos Women For Democracy is proof that ADC has gotten it right to clinch the number one seat In Lagos come 2023,” she said.