Women Should Be Encouraged To Showcase Potentials – Adiele
The former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon. (Mrs) Okorite Carrie Adiele has advocated for women to be encouraged for them to unleash their full potentials especially in politics.
She made the advocacy in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt at the sideline of the thanksgiving church service to celebrate the legal victory in the oil wells dispute between Rivers and Imo States.
The former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon (Mrs) Okorite Carrie Adiele made the advocacy in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt at the sideline of the thanksgiving service to celebrate the legal victory in the oil wells dispute between Rivers and Imo States.
According to her, “the 35% affirmative programme granted us is not enough and so we would love to push for 50% concession to balance up the equation,” she said.
Also the gender equality bill that was thrown out at the National Assembly by the Constitution Amendment Committee, she stated that it should be reconsidered in the interest of fairness, equality and justice.
Hon (Mrs) Adiele used the opportunity to pour encomium on the governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for being gender friendly as demonstrated in his administration, adding that should he win in the next year’s presidential election, the women would no doubt benefit from this policy and promised that they are ready to mobilize support for his presidential ambition.
On the governor’s magic wand for his electoral and legal victory and especially his good governance posture, the New Rivers Women Vision for Wike executive member said the answer is in placing his trust and relying fully on God.
“Gov Wike relies fully on God’s ability to guide his footsteps and action, that is why he prayed to God for guidance during the legal battle and as well return thanks to Him on his return,” she stated.
On her opinion on the recurring Upland/Riverine politics in the state and the zoning of political offices, Hon. (Mrs) Adiele said all that has been dissolved through the good governance of the present administration.
“Government at all levels do not recognize zoning system again but competence and who has the capacity to develop the state”.
On whether the high cost of the nomination forms in all the political parties is not counter productive as many youths who are capable and interested for elective position could be discouraged, she did not agree with the opinion, saying that whoever that is interested would always have a way of getting sponsors for his/her ambition.
On her own personal political ambition, Hon (Mrs) Adiele said her future remains in God’s hand and advised her supporters and admirers alike to keep on praying for her, assuring that the future is bright.