Women Groups Demand Justice For Slain Kogi Politician

Women Groups in the country have called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to immediately conduct an investigation into the gruesome murder of the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader, Acheju Salome.


Salome, who until her death was the Women leader of Musa Wada/Aro campaign council, Ochadama ward was on Monday burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs.

Musa Wada was the governorship candidate of the PDP in the just concluded guber polls in the state.

The groups, Women in Politics (WIPE) Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) Women in Politics (WiPF) and Women Radio FM (WFM) made the call today during a press conference in Abuja.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of WFM, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, who spoke unbehalf of the groups condemned the killing of Salome, adding that all relevant authorities must take actions and bring the perpetrators of the attack to book.

Sonaiya said an attack on one woman is an attack on all Nigerian women, noting that it is a threat to inclusive democracy in the country.


“These kinds of incidents are not only a threat to the stability of the electoral process but also affect women’s participation in the discourse of development. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and choice, and as equal citizens of the nation, women’s choices should not be a premise for the violations of their rights,” she said.

She further said despite the increase in women’s participation in the electoral process, many women around the 36 states and the federal capital territory in the country continue to experience significant violence around election.

The group’s leader lamented that no national action has been taken to bring to a halt incidences of harassment, violent and psychological abuse of women voters.


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