Unguarded Utterance By Senior PDP Lawmaker Shows Their Disregard for Nigerian Women – APC UK
APC UK takes the recent unguarded statement made by Hon. Sunny Ude-Okoye, the PDP member representing Awgu North Const…ituency, Enugu during the debate of the ‘Enugu State Equal Opportunities Bill,’ as signs of the low respect he and his party have for Nigerian women, especially those he should be representing in his state.
His argument that equality was ‘un-African’ and his suggestion that women seeking equality should relocate to America, are not in line with the new Nigeria.
Hon. Dame Nkechi Omeje-Ogbu, representing Nsukka West Constituency who sponsored the bill has stated its importance, saying, it was to “protect all persons from discrimination on the basis of sex in the private and public spaces.”
Indeed, as the bill proposer said: “women should be given equal opportunities as men and women attended the same school, and are awarded the same degree. Why should they be discriminated against?”
APC UK is seriously alarmed at Hon Ude-Okoye’s reluctance to see equality among women and men in Enugu.