By Henry Odeh
As part of efforts to encourage women participation in politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo state chapter, has announced that it is refunding both PDP expression of interest and nomination forms for female aspirants vying for chairmanship and councillorship positions across the 33 local government of Oyo state.
The party made this known in a statement jointly signed by the state chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke, and the Publicity Secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji, on Friday 26th February and made available to newsmen.
According to the statement, all female aspirants are expected to appear at the state secretariat of the party in Molete on Monday morning with proof of payment for both PDP Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms.
This, according to the ruling party in Oyo state is to boost the morale of female politicians and to encourage other women to join politics especially in Oyo state.
“The State Working Committee of PDP in Oyo State has graciously announced the refund of payment made by female Chairmanship and Councillorship aspirants for the local government election primary form.
“The female aspirants are expected to come to the State Secretariat of the party at Molete on Monday (01/03/2021) by 10am with proof of payment for the refund,” the statement reads.