Where are the Women?

The 2015 elections in Nigeria have come and gone and as usual women are grossly under represented. In my home state, Kano, there is no woman among the 44 local government chairmen, 44 state assembly members, 24 house of representative members and 3 senators. In a state where women make up at least 50% of the population, this is stupefying to say the least.

Why such a total blackout of women in the political space in Kano? Is change possible? What can we do to change this complete lack of representation of women in elected positions in Kano?

These are questions we should ponder before the next election cycle.

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