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Edo Ex-Speaker Dumps APC Over Non-Inclusion Of Women

A former Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Elizabeth Ativie has resigned her membership of the All Progressives Congress in protest over the non-inclusion of women in elective positions.

Mr. Ativie announced this at a news conference on Tuesday at the Press Centre of Nigeria Union of Journalists in Benin on Tuesday, displaying her resignation, which was addressed to Edo Chairman of APC, Col. David Imuse (rtd.), through the party’s Chairman of Irhue Ward 4, and APC’s Chairman in Uhunmwonde LGA, Ehor.

She wrote in the letter, “This letter is to convey to you that I have officially resigned from the APC, with immediate effect.

“The reason for my resignation is attributed to the current unresolved crises facing APC in Uhunmwonde and Orhionwwon LGAs, and the entire APC in Edo State.

“I thought I could just sneak in and out of the APC Secretariat off Airport Road, but to my greatest surprise, all the officers were there, they locked the door and said I was going nowhere. I told them that people were waiting for me. So, I had to leave.

“I wish to inform my teeming supporters and the general public that I have officially resigned from my former party, the APC, as a result of the crises since after the last primaries, in view of lack of internal democracy, with some persons allowed to hijack the party.

“It is not because I did not have the opportunity to have the ticket (to represent Uhunmwonde/Orhionwwon constituency in the House of Representatives), but I have been a feminine activist, and I have fought assiduously to ensure women inclusion in decision making in Edo State and Nigeria.”

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