The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the flag bearers of various political parties to consider picking Women as their Running Mate.

This was contained in a Press Release, signed and made available to journalists by National President of the Association, Ladi Bala who said, their is need for a gender sensitive representation in entire political equation and Balancing.

“It is against this backdrop that the Association hereby appeal to political parties to in the interest inclusive society and development, should consider picking a woman as running mate for the office of President and Governors of the respective states”.

Ladi who applauded the Political Parties for successful Conventions and Election of their flag bearers at various positions, also commended them for demonstration of the sense of responsibility in the conduct of the Primaries.

NAWOJ warned that, negating women for Male as running mates will not only negate the contribution of Women to nation building but also endanger an inclusive governance in Nigeria where all demography clearly indicate the need for a sense of belonging and giving equal opportunity for females to serve at highest level.

Adding that, the 2023 general elections should help reposition the country and properly situate Nigera in it’s pride of Place and position as the giant of Africa not only in size but in the involvement in global discourse.