Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has said that her emergence as second vice president of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Female Parliamentarians’ Association would further boost her struggle for Nigerian women and children cause.
Olujimi who noted that her election was in appreciation of her roles in the African regional parliament, making invaluable contributions and presenting papers centred on genuine democracy and women emancipation added that her emergence will further deepen the democratic process in Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Ekiti South, represented by her campaign Director General, Sanya Adesua, spoke at Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Wednesday while flagging off distribution of Mathematics and English Language textbooks to public secondary schools in Ekiti South Senatorial District.
Others who got into the position at ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja on Monday on consensus, elected at the ECOWAS Parliament election were: Filomena Viera Martins (Cape Verde) President, Kabouie Benao (Burkina Faso) 1st Vice President, Guiro Oulimata (Senegal) Senegal, and Fatoumatta Njai (Gambia) Treasurer.
Adesua said: “The election is in view of Olujimi’s genuine interest in democracy. She has been very passionate about democracy taking roots in the African sub-region.
She has been in the vanguard of genuine democracy, human rights and gender equality. So, the election will contribute to the growth of democracy in Nigeria.
“Senator Olujimi has total dislike for the kind of pseudo-democracy practised by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC). She wants votes to count, she is an advocate of genuine representation”.
Adesua, who said distribution of the textbooks on past question papers on English Language and Mathematics from 1988 to 2018, was borne out of the senator’s passion for education development and penchant for giving.
Adesua, who said distribution of the textbooks on past question papers on English Language and Mathematics from 1988 to 2018 to public schools in the senatorial district, was borne out of the senator’s passion for education development and penchant for giving.
He said: “She is not doing this for election purpose. She has extended hands of benevolence to all wards in the senatorial district with empowerment. She is passionate about touching people’s lives”.