Members of League of Women Voters in Nigeria rejects moves by National President to impose executives in Lagos and Abuja

Some members of the League of Women Voters in Nigeria have rejected the moves by the National President of the group Hon Irene Awunah-Ikyegh to impose new executives on members in Lagos and Abuja.

Ahead of the inauguration of the new executives in Abuja tomorrow, Wednesday November 23, the aggrieved members vowed to resist the attempt saying those already elected should be allowed to serve them.

•Toyin Bamisaye-Oni.

During a recent election conducted in Lagos, Mrs Toyin Bamisaye-Oni emerged as Chairperson while Mrs Helen A A Ogundipe was elected as
Gen Secretary. Other members of the executives are Mrs Nike Ogunfuye;
Welfare Officer, Mrs Sikiratu Adeola; Asst Welfare Officer,
Mrs Afolake A. Badejo;
Financial Officer, Mrs
Amaka Ogunleye; Asst
Fin Officer, Mrs Jumoke Adesua; Public Relation Officer, Lady Laurretta Asemota;
Program Officer,
Mrs Amina Ismaila Q;
Youth Officer, Barr. Odunayo; Legal Adviser,
Mrs Tolu Ogunmokun;
Treasurer Officer,
Mrs Asabi Adeniyi
Auditor and Mrs Eniola Olukani Edokhai
Senatorial Officer

However, the National President of the group, posted the information below on the WhatsApp platform expressing the moves to impose executives on Lagos and Abuja chapters:


The board of the League of women voters in considering the percularities of the Center of Excellence Lagos state and the Federal Capital territory, Abuja and their dynamics have granted a waiver to the national president to appoint Erelu Ekin Pearl Ogbulu as chair of Lagos State and Amb Zugwei Anita Chukwu BSc PA (Hons), JP, as FCT chair respectively.

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Amb Zugwei Anita Chukwu BSc PA (Hons), JP, she is the Secretary, Abuja Chapter, Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives
Association (NAFOWA),
Member of the Board of Trustees – Prestige Ladies’ Association.
Member – Church Management Board, Shepherds House
Assembly. Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Woman on Fire International –
Chief Executive Officer Award – Papyrus Magazine – 2017.
Beyond Domestic Violence Global Ambassador – Honeydrops
Foundation and Mentoring Youth Imitative – 2017
Global Peace Ambassador Award – World Organization of Ambassadors – 2021.
Brainiac Holy Heart Award (Excellence in Humanitarian Service)
Salvation Christian Farmer Community Church – 2019.
Award of Excellence – Banyet Bajju Youth Development – 2019
& 2020.

This appointment are one of the reorganization measure to stimulate dynamic and strategic changes with deliberate creativity, innovation and enthusiastic mind set which will bring capacity and expertise to bear in the Chapters
By this we will be intentional and deliberate in the recovery of these chapters.
Proper elections can be held in these locations as soon as significant progress is recorded.

The last tenures did their best and recorded their success stories, we are indeed very grateful for their sacrifices, talents and resources expended to achieve their goals. However NILOWV was unable to put herself in the pedestal of prominence as strategic players in cascading very key government programs to the grassroot in the two chapters. It is our desire to see NILOWV leading women and gender based activities and programmes in these two chapters. We appeal for cooperation from leaguers in this chapters and key into all activities for the collective good of all as all hands are required to be on deck so that together we shall achieve an inclusive and prosperous Nigeria for all women.

Together We Can! Yes We Can!!
Hon Irene Awunah-Ikyegh

The League of organizations Voters of Nigeria (NILOVW), is an all-female organization founded in 1996 by Dr Esther Uduehi following the end of the fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, to help women play a larger role in Government and Public Affairs in Nigeria in consonance with the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action. It was incorporated in October, 1998 as a Non-Partisan, non-Religious, non-Sectional, non-tribal, non-Sectarian and non-Profit Civic Organization with the aim of Empowering women Voters in particular and Defending Democracy.

The League is committed to attract to herself all females from the age of 18years and above to enlighten and educate them on their civic rights and duties within the context of Nigeria and the power of their vote in building a better life and society, not only for the women but also for every Nigerian and the society.

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