The founder of “Ezeife Leadership Foundation”, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, CON, has posited that women are less corrupt than men. He made this assertion during the just concluded “Women Summit”
At the summit Chief Ezeife advanced reasons why women should be given special preference to vie and occupy political positions. Below are some of his reasons; “There are other qualities of women which will improve both governance and the welfare of the governed, thus increasing the necessitate of increased participation in governance by women. These positive qualities include that: 1) “as a rule and on the average, women are less corrupt than men, in public and private offices.
11) women obey the rules and keep to the principles more than men, and 111) even when materialism rules men and women alike, men plunder the public treasury more devastatingly than women, because women, in general have lower levels of materials expectations than men”.
In his contribution, the former Chairman of Labour Party, Dan Nwanyanwu said that politics and elective positions cannot be reserved for any sex in the interest of fair play and democracy. Rather he advised women to first and foremost come together and form a common front in order to have their ambition of winning elections achieved. He pointed out that women can leverage on their numerical strength to aspire to any position in the land.
Dr. Aisha Salihu-Lemu spoke at the event and noted that women need enlightenment by fellow women on the need to support women during elections. She advised that women must first and foremost register to be part of election and then make it a point of duty to participate in election matters.
The highly publicized event was well attended. Among the dignitaries that attended the event are; former Special Assistant to Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Dr. Sarah Jubril; Former Chairman of Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu; Mrs. Aisha Audu-Emeje and many others.