By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress in kogi state and aspirant for Ankpa/Olamaboro/Omala Federal Constituency seat, Honourable Blessing Aishat Ekele has advocated for good governance in the present democratic experiment, clamouring for more female leaders to be allowed to hold leadership position in the modern Nigeria.
In a chat with newsmen at country home, Ogene-Igah in Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state, the woman leader noted that “Democracy is widely known to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and is unarguably the hope for all the people in the country.
Hon. Ekele explained that a government that is to be upheld by all freedom loving people without giving in for self centred individuals who have no interest of the people at heart is what this period of the nation symbolizes.
She reiterated further that the government of the day, be it at the state or federal should be free of injustice, adding that as the euphoria of the celebration of democracy day celebration anniversary is still fresh.
“It is her hope that women across Kogi state and Nigeria at large should be inspired to break new frontiers of leadership role.”
Hon. Ekele who gave an elaborate insight as to why Kogi state and the Nation at large needs more women in politics said, “Women leaders are more assertive and persuasive, have a stronger need to get things done and are more willing to take risks than male leaders.
“Women leaders were also found to be more empathetic and flexible, as well as stronger in interpersonal skills than their male counterparts, which enable them to read situations accurately and take information in from all sides, she said women have ability to bring others around to understand their point of view quickly.
“Democracy is not a single event, but institutionalization of process. we therefore share the conviction that accountable governance and service delivery are the core responsibilities of government. True democracy should not in any means be delibrately undermined by any, for democracy aim and objectives is centered on the service to the people”, she stressed.
The APC woman leader stated it is obvious that the real idea of democracy is gradually fading away because the government that suppose to be for the people is now owed by money bags politicians, saying that the new trend in the democratic experiment remains a misplaced priorities , and indeed worrisome.
She however urged the people to keep faith with present crop of leadership in the country, adding that the true meaning of democracy will soon be delivered to all in no distant time.
She however advised that the electorate has a role to play as well by ensuring that they all participate in deciding the future of democracy in their locality in the forthcoming elections”.
“Arm yourselves with your permanent voter’s card and make impact in political decisions as we go to the field to pick our representatives at all stages next year” she stated.
She pledged that the people of Ankpa, Omala and Olamaboro of quality and outstanding representation with good human relation where accessibility will be without protocols,
Ekele posited that the execution of numerous capital projects that will enhance the living standard of the constituents will be vigorously pursued.