In Nigeria, we have a few women who have taken political positions and made an impact, one example is Doris Uboh, of Ika South constituency in Delta State. We note that during her time in office, the people of Delta State could attest to a difference in representation through the testimonials that came from her tenure in office.
From road projects, to hospitals and the electricity project that saw some parts of even Aniocha South see the connection of electricity for the first time through their existence as a people. However, the case of a a male dominated political system came back to play on her quest for reelection. Some corners at that moment decided to vote her out on the claim that they wanted a male to take charge over the affairs, as they saw her as weak, a notion which should change in Nigeria, if we hope to keep growing with the global trend. We also have very active personalities in the House of Representatives like Hon. Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, who has been very consistent in raising very important issues in the House.
While we are driving for a gender balance in the political field , INEC has claimed that more Nigerian men had completed their online voter registration than women to get their Temporary Voters Card ahead of the 2023 general election which comes up in a couple of months.
The 29th of March , 2022, Habibat Abdulkareem who spoke on behalf of the Director of INEC, Gender and Inclusivity department, Blessing Obidegwu at the Women Aspirants summit that took place in Abuja ahead of the next elections .
The summit was executed to bring together female political aspirants at all levels to address salient issues about fund raising, media visibility, implications of amended Electoral Act on women participation and inter and Intra-party democracy to enhance the participation of women . She explained that , the figure at 21th March, 2022, had a total of 6,140,963 females completed the online voter registration process as against males which is 6,927,971.