The National Chairman of Citizens Popular Party (CPP), Chief Sam Eke Ph.D. has submitted that some women are better ambassadors than men due to the innate leadership abilities in them. The immediate past publicity secretary of Inter-Party Advocacy Council of Nigeria (IPAC), and former gubernatorial candidate in Abia State in 2007 and 2011, has been at the forefront for the support of equal right of the female folk to participate in politics. This is noticeable in his party CPP where women have been given over 40% representation opportunities since he became the chairman of the party.
According to Chief Eke, CPP has in one of the trainings organized by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for political parties, sent an all women delegate (5 of them) whereas most parties at the event did not have a single woman in their team. He said that women do not have deceptive tendencies and always fear being associated with deceit and failure.
When asked if CPP can win any position in any of the states, Chief Eke boasted that his party is capable of winning elective positions in the forthcoming election, especially at the South-Eastern Nigeria where he sees as the strong hold of the party. He was specific to mention some states like; Imo and Enugu.
This exclusive interview took place at the public presentation of Gender Policy by INEC. The objectives of the INEC gender policy is to encourage gender equity and balance within political parties, and to increase budgetary provision and mobilize partners to effectively provide funding for gender-sensitive actions within their purview.
“The policy is also aimed at supporting an enabling legislative environment to achieve gender equality and bridge gaps in political representation in elective posts at all electoral level.