House of Rep aspirant seeks more inclusion for women in politics

A House of Representative aspirant, Susan Waibode Akpor Kiridi, from Ebedebiri town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state  has solicited for more inclusion of women in  politics and governance.

Kiridi who is aspiring to contest the Bayelsa West seat in the House of Representatives in 2023 has advocated that women should be given more participation space in governance in the country.

She said that, if given the  opportunity to serve, she will give the people of Sagbama/Ekeremor in Bayelsa West Federal Constituency  effective representation..

This promise is coming on the heels of her going round to consult with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party under which she is coming out to contest the House of Representatives seat.

Speaking at the weekend, Kiridi maintained that her decision to throw her hat in the ring was borne out of her desire to give the constituency an effective representation at the National Assembly.

Kiridi, who is the wife of the former Minister of State for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, maintained that her passion was to help the vulnerable in the society.

She said she  has all it takes to contest and wrestle powers with the PDP and win the Bayelsa West seat of the House of Representatives .

So I thought it  is wise to meet, consult and pay due respect and homage to all the APC leaders and all the traditional leaders in my constituency being people that will make my dream come through”, she said.

The farmer cum philanthropist maintained that she was out to champion the cause of her Sagbama/ Ekeremor people and to represent them better than others who had  occupied that office before ..

She assured that there was great sign in the air that her decision has the backing, approval and solid support from the APC leadership in the state and that of former Governor of Bayelsa state now Minister of state for petroleum resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

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