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specialty journal of politics and law
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 3
Women Participation in Politics in Nigeria: A Study of Female Representation in ‎National Assembly (2007-2015)‎
Stacy Chinyere Igwe, Patrick Nnadozie Udefuna
Pages: 103-111


The participation of women in politics in Nigeria is of great concern to many because of ‎the continuous low record of female representation after elections. The elections of ‎‎2007, 2011 and 2015 with the promises it held for women, at the end there was low ‎female representation in the country. In spite of the 35percent affirmative action and the ‎huge campaign of the women for change initiatives aimed at providing a soft landing for ‎women in the elections. The obstacles to women representation are numerous and as ‎many have agreed, they root from the colonial leadership and other factors. This has led ‎to low female representation that negates the traditional importance of women in nation ‎building in the Nigeria society. This study therefore critically reviewed the issue of ‎women Participation in politics vis-a-vis female representation especially during and ‎after the 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections. It also offers recommendations ‎towards solving the identified traditional and social factors that inhibit women ‎participation in politics in Nigeria‎‎‎‎‎.

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