Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah, has emerged the President of the Economic Community of West African State, ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians.
Oduah, announcing on twitter, said she was delighted to have been chosen for the position, and spelt out her agenda for the new position.
She said she will channel her energy towards improving the quality of life for women, primarily.
She went on to say while in office, she would also advocate for laws that would empower women, especially those in rural areas.
Oduah also said she will work towards increasing women participation in politics and governance.
The Anambra-born senator recently charged the Independent Electoral Commission to consider creating avenues for independent candidates in election, as it reviews the electoral act.
She said “I have been proposing a bill and I think I would continue to push it: that bill is called Independent Candidate Bill.
“I believe, people should have a choice; if our constitution guarantees us that choice, then the Electoral Act itself should address that and allow us the option.
“You do not have to belong to a political party, it should be a choice to belong or not to belong. And so, the issue of Godfather and Godmothers would disappear. I am really hopeful that that will happen so that people will get the best.’