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OPINION: Check Out Female Nigerian Politicians Who Can Compete Against Men In Politics

The saying, "What a man can do, a woman can do better" has gone a long way in helping humans realize the special strength and gifts possessed by women in a Society. The strong belief in this word has motivated a lot of women to raise competition against men in different fields and because of their determination, they've been able to maintain their standard when they are placed side by side with men. This same saying applies to politics in Nigeria.

For years now, men have been the ones dominating Nigerian politics and this dominance isn't a result of women's scarcity but a situation formed out of the belief system and the cultural heritage of the African society where men are given preference over women. It is however worthy of note that a lot has changed in Nigerian politics and women are now part of the governing bodies, some are even vouching for the country's Gubernatorial and presidential sits. In this article, we will take a look at some top 3 female politicians who might be chanced to compete with male Politicians in the nearest future.

1. Oby Ezekwesili

Mrs Oby Ezekwesili is one of the most learned and experienced female politicians in Nigeria. She's an activist and a brave critic who got herself involved in different political activities in Nigeria. Mrs Ezekwesili was a Minister under Olusegun Obasanjo and a former vice president of the World Bank for Africa Region.

Oby is a great woman who fought well to attain the presidential sit of Nigeria during the 2019 election. She's a top member of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria. She took a bold step in her political career by vouching for the presidential seat in 2019 but she later stepped down from the race because of new developments between her and her party.

With Oby's ability as a female Politician, I believe she might come back to contest for powerful political positions in Nigeria.

2. Gbemisola Saraki

Gbemisola Saraki is the daughter of late Olusola Saraki of Kwara state and a sister to Nigeria's former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Gbemisola is currently a minister of transportation under the administration of President Mohammed Buhari. She was a member of the House of Representatives in 1999 before she became a Senator when she was a member of the People's Democratic party. Gbemisola once contested to be a governor in Kwara state and she got the support of her late Father back then when they were both members of ACPN.

Undoubtedly, Gbemisola's experience in Politics can help her become a top leader in Nigeria in the nearest future and if she gets the support of Nigerians, she might beat any man that will contest against her.

3. Remi Tinubu

Remi Tinubu is also one of those women with vast political knowledge. She's the Wife of former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and a senator representing Lagos Central in the Nigerian national assembly. Remi may become a force to reckon with in Nigerian politics because of her experience and the knowledge she must have gathered from her husband who is a strong politician in Nigeria.

Undoubtedly, Remi will have a big ground if she decides to go for top positions in Nigeria and she would go far because her Husband will surely be of help.

Do you think these powerful women will be able to battle men in the future? Share your thoughts below.


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