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Wike Demands More Women Protests Over NASS Rejection Of Gender Bills

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Wike Demands More Women Protests Over NASS Rejection Of Gender Bills.

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has urged women to utilize the 2022 International Women’s Day celebration, which falls on Tuesday next week, to protest the National Assembly’s rejection of five gender laws.

The National Assembly rejected five gender measures on Tuesday while voting on 68 constitution amendment bills.

This triggered protests by women’s organizations, who took over the National Assembly the next day.

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On Saturday, Wike delivered the charge at a civic event hosted by the Ekpeye ethnic nation at St. Peter Catholic School Field in Ahoada Town, Ahoada East Local Government Area.

He accused the National Assembly, which is controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC), of rejecting proposals that would have given women additional political chances.

He claimed that the APC members were in the majority and that they were not willing to change the country’s constitution to favor women politically.

Wike said: “I hear on Tuesday there will be a celebration of International Women’s Day. I ask Nigerian women, what are you celebrating? Other countries can celebrate their women, Nigeria cannot celebrate their women.

“Take that particular day, demonstrate against APC which has refused women to be recognised in this country. Don’t go there and begin to dance, there is nothing to dance about until they recognise you. It is only when Nigeria recognises you , then you can dance.”

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