…plan to work against re-election bid of anti-women bill lawmakers
By Levinus Nwabughiogu, Abuja
A coalition of women’s groups protesting the rejection of 5 gender bills by the national assembly has said they would continue to occupy the main gate of the legislative complex until their demands were met.
Recall that the bills were voted down last Tuesday during the voting on 68 clauses in the constitution amendments.
The development however prompted a backlash from many women’s groups who besieged the national the next day.
Since then, the women have refused to leave the main gate of the complex, insisting the bills must be reconsidered.
However, on Tuesday, the House of Representatives rescinded its earlier resolution on the bills and reconsidered three.
They included the indigeneship, citizenship and 35 percent affirmative action on political party offices bills in addition to the 20 percent exclusive slots for ministerial and commissioner nominees…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper