The only Federal female lawmaker of Oyo State, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has charged Leaders of the All Progressive Congress to enable more women participate in elective roles and appointments.
The Lawmaker made the plea at the end of a Stakeholders meeting arranged by the Party, in Ibadan.
The Oluyole Federal Constituency Representative at the Green Chambers reported that women have innate leadership skills that could incite the desirable change that a society or a Nation at large needs to boost her development.
Citing herself as a living example of the commitment women put into any responsibility given to them, she noted that her political role has propelled many women to ally with her in the commitment to add to positive change, saying, just like her, many are tired of using only social media to relay their anger.
“Our Party must dignify our women and youths by allowing them to thrive in politics and run for elective posts. This will encourage rapid development of our party because women have an inbuilt gift to develop things and our youths are innovative and creative”, she noted.
Akande-Sadipe who Chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora further explained that it is only politics that the today’s youths can use to gain political leadership in a democratic society, as it is the only valid path.
Reminiscing on her adventure in politics, Akande-Sadipe said it stemmed from the hunger to show that the right things can be done for the development of Oyo State and the Nation. She furthered revealed that she was tired of venting her anger on social media, that’s why she decided to run for office in the 2019 elections.
She advised women to passionately place themselves take on responsibility and contest for elective offices, saying, “I tell members of my political party that I am the 33.3%, at the moment. If we (women) don’t become 33.3% we are not doing right by our country.
We need to create a level playing ground for better participation. I am imploring the party Leadership of the APC to make more slots available for Women and Youth participation in elective roles and appointments.”