Women in Management Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), has congratulated every female candidate at all levels that participated in the just concluded 2019 general elections.
The Board of Trustees and Executive Council of WIMBIZ commend their passion and commitment towards national growth and development which has propelled them to serve the nation through participation in the electoral process of Nigeria.
WIMBIZ congratulates all who were successful at the elections and all who participated from the expression of interest, nomination, all the way to the election victory. The 2019 election is considered remarkable owing to the increase in participation and victory of women across various levels.
Given the breakdown of women who were declared elected by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), they include the following:
Senate – 7
House of Representatives – 11
State House of Assembly – 31
Deputy Governors – 4
This new wave of emerging female politicians will build trust amongst the electorates that women can lead effectively and impactfully. It will also give confidence that women can run, vote and get involved.
WIMBIZ is a non-governmental organization with a compelling vision “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building”.
According to the group, “We have over the last 17 years, implemented programs that inspire, empower and advocate for greater representation of women in leadership positions in the public and private sector. WIMBIZ currently has a contributory associate pool of over 679 accomplished women in management, business and public service and over 9,700 women in its database. WIMBIZ collaborates with credible domestic 2019 WIMBIZ 15th Annual Lecture Post Press Release and international global organizations to deliver programs, which have influenced over 107,465 women since inception.”