Women hold IGP accountable for PDP Woman leader’s death

groups have re-stated their call for justice for the of () Woman , Mrs Salome Abuh, who was burnt to in her during the Nov. 16, governorship .

National , Women in Forum (WIPF), Ebere Ifendu, made the demand while briefing newsmen at the end of a panel session on women in during the national women’s dialogue titled “Womanifesto”.

Agency of (NAN) reports that various groups of women, NGOs, and others embarked on a from the National Centre for Women Development to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs after a three-day conference in on Friday.

Ifendu at the briefing decried the poor participation of women in politics, which she attributed to violence and intimidation.

She said the situation would discourage more women from participating in politics, thereby stalling their contribution to national development.

must be justice for Salome because this is a against women; we are still struggling to find our feet with the challenges women face and this.

“We are afraid and going down on a daily but there must be justice to give to continue.

“We hold - of accountable, we follow the prosecution because somebody must pay for that gruesome .

“If we Salome we ourselves, but if there is justice we know that she didn’t die in vain.

“Women should not run away from politics because of this because if we do we are helping them to achieve their aim,” she added.
Ifendu, therefore, stressed the need for a violence-free which would herald a bright future for women in politics and all sectors.

She also called for an amended Electoral adding that should also ensure internal party where have equal fields to contest for any position.

“In what women are demanding now is twinning. That is a situation whereby when we have president a woman should be and so at all levels of ,” she said.

Also, the National , 100 Women Group, Mrs Felicia Onibon, blamed the challenges women faced on , urging women and all stakeholders to hold the ace and unbundle it so that women could move .

A female politician from Cross River state, Ms Eucharia Bisong, expressed sadness over the death of Salome Abuh and persons during electioneering processes and encouraged women not to give up their struggle.

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