NILOWV Calls for policy in the on-going Constitution review to avert Gender Bias in Nigerian Politics

The President of the League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV), Hon. Irene Awunal Ikyesh strongly condemns the recent incident where a female senator was denied the opportunity to represent her chosen state solely based on her gender. This egregious act of discrimination is a blatant violation of women’s rights and a significant setback for gender equality in Nigeria.

We call on the National Assembly to initiate a comprehensive review of the Nigerian Constitution to eliminate gender bias and ensure women have equal opportunities to participate in politics.

Women should be able to choose which state they want to represent without facing discrimination and marginalization.

The NILOWV demands:

  • An immediate review of the Constitution to remove gender-based restrictions
  • Equal representation of women in politics, appointive and elective positions
  • An end to discrimination against women in political positions

We urge all Nigerians to join us in this fight for gender equality and demand a fair and just society for all.

Advocating for the consideration of the review of that section by adopting NILOWV’s position as presented to the Committee.

By giving women the liberty to pick the option that suits them if they come from a different state from their husband.


Hon Irene Awunah-Ikyegh
President, League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV)

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