Ensure Appointment Of Two Women As Councillors, Okowa Counsels Aniocha South PDP Executive

DELTA State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has directed the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Aniocha South Local Government Area to ensure that two women are appointed supervisory councillors when forming the executive cabinet of the council after the January 6, 2018 elections.
According to the governor, a new directive has been put in place where all intending supervisory councillors from each local government must first be approved by the state before such a person could emerge.
While frowning at the inability of some local governments to abide by the directive that three councillorship slots should be reserved for women, Governor Okowa revealed that Aniocha South and North are most guilty of the disobedience.
The governor who made this known during the flag-off of the PDP campaign for the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold on January 6 next year, noted that it is wrong not to give women their right of place in the political equation, saying that such disobedience must be corrected when supervisory councillors are to be appointed.
“I must say that we are not happy that our directives that women should be given three councillorship slots were not followed, but we have also decided that such must be corrected when the time to appoint supervisory councillors comes. Before any man is appointed, the remaining two councillorship slots which have been denied the women must be filled with two women. “In all, we also noticed that the disobedience is mostly in Aniocha South here and Aniocha North Council Areas, but it will be corrected, because as things stands now, we have put in place a mechanism to ensure that before someone is made a supervisory councillor, the state must give a nod to it.
“We must ensure that women are carried along in all that we try to do. They must be given a pride of place in our political equation because without women, I doubt if there can be politics. They are important, that is why they must be given their right of place,” he said.
While commending the party executives in Aniocha South for mobilising for the flag-off campaign, the governor tasked the PDP faithful to go into the nooks and crannies of the local government and campaign for the PDP candidates in the coming elections.