APC hosts summit on role of women in elections

All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna State campaign council, is hosting a special women summit on Wednesday the 8th of April 2015 in Kaduna.

The summit, which will take place at Arewa House has as its theme, the Role of Women in Elections.

Women from all sections of the Kaduna society, including representatives of professional women groups, women in business, rural women and market women associations will be in attendance.

According to Ruth Alkali, the Director of APC Women Mobilization in the state, two papers will be presented at the summit.

The first paper will be on the Role of Women in Determining the Outcome of an Election and the second one is on the Role Women as Peacemakers and as Stabilizing Force in the aftermath of Elections.

The APC governorship candidate in Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, will be the keynote speaker and will also participate in an interactive session with participants at the conference.

This according to Mrs Alkali will ‘’provide an opportunity for Mr. El Rufai to hear directly from women whose role in nation building he considers critical”

Mrs. Alkali said ‘’any society that ignores women is unlikely to make appreciable progress’’.


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    Concerning the issues of divorce, it is as complicated as nature and behavior of human being.
    Generally, Laws are enacted to promote, to protect, to prevent, to correct and to punish. in all of these, “laws are not meant for the righteous”
    There can not be divorce without marriage. Unfortunately many intended couple(s) do not avail themselves opportunity to study marriage act and law on divorce. even though ignorance is not a valid excuse in law.
    That said, I sincerely hope the divorce laws should be improved upon and made more prohibitive if we must sustain decent society. The reason for this are:
    1. To ensure that those who are willing to marry think twice far beyond pecuniary gain and associated pleasure.
    2. To avoid fraudulent intention in contracting marriage(s),
    3. To serve as a deterrent and example for prospective “couple” to take extra caution in dealing with one another
    4. To avoid confusion, infidelity, and insincerity etc.
    5. and to allow room for possible reconciliations.

    I will rather advocate for an elaborate education on marriage institution taking cognizance of Tradition, culture and society.
    I will also suggest that the marriage counselors across the religious divide must be armed with legal knowledge as part of pre-marriage counselling.

    As Yoruba will say “Ori bibe ko l’ogun ina Ori”. There so many line items in marriages that it almost impossible to fully define ground for dissolving marriages. For if men are aware of the outcome of their actions, then virtue will be pursued in marriages.

    Finally, l believe that the law of divorce is that cumbersome because the spirit behind it is to keep marriage and make the process of dissolving it very difficult.

  • I disagree with you, Sir. Making the process of divorce difficult will only force those who want to opt out resort to violence and other atrocities against their partners.