My Male Counterparts Are Harassing me, Edo Female Candidate Calls For Help
A candidate of the Mass Action Joint Alliance in Edo State, Ms Charity Idahosa, has cried out over alleged sexual harassment by her male counterparts.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idahosa, contesting under the platform of Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA), made the allegation in a chat with newsmen in Benin on Thursday.
She revealed that despite the passage of the Not-too-young-to-run Bill, female candidates must be protected and supported in any political activities without being sexually harassed.
“Well it has been mixed feelings. I came into politics with the desire to make a change and contribute my quota to the development of Oredo West constituency.
“It will be shocking to note that people I had looked up to for support often asked for sexual gratification before giving their support and for me it absurd and unacceptable.”
The MAJA party candidate who declined to mention names added: “I know this may sound funny but it is real.
“There are a lot of women out there that cannot speak out on some of their unpleasant encounters and experiences.
“I think it is time for Nigeria women to rise against this trend. We need to be protected and supported.”