Women group were seen at the National Assembly Complex this morning (Wednesday) protesting over rejection of gender and equity bill.
9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that some women in their hundreds stormed the National Assembly Abuja to protest and register their concern over the rejection of Gender and Equality bills, an act which they described as absolute wicked and inhuman.
The protesters were seen with various placards promised not to leave the main entrance to the complex just as they called on the lawmakers to revisit and vote in favour of the bills as a matter of urgency and necessity.
****The Protesters At The Entrance Of The National Assembly Abuja…
The bill according some of the protesters who spoke with the newsmen if passed would have come down to creating 111 extra seats for women at the National Assembly, they also described the killing of the bills as insensitive and disdain to Nigerian women.
The protesters blocked the main gate of the complex preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex.
According to one of the leaders of the group , Biola Akiode ” We are here to demand that the wrong that was done to the women should be redressed. What we saw yesterday was a manifestation of historical injustices that affecting the participation of voice of the Nigeria women.
“Yesterday we realized that people who are representing us are not representing the 50% of the population and they were actually representing themselves. The issue of Nigerian women and young people are not prioritized .
“We have five demands and we negotiated these demands through their different interventions to put up those issues.
“We have women who met the speaker of the House. We have women who came to present positions at the public hearing.
The protesters faulted the voting procedure used by the leadership of both Senate and House of Representatives leading to the killing of the bills.
It would be recalled that both Senate and House of Representatives during the consideration of the Constitution amendment voted against the special seats for women in parliament.