Despite Many Male Senate Vote against including of gender equality, Ahmed Lawan ruled for inclusion

History has it that Nigerian male senate had never support the inclusion of gender equality in Nigerian constitution.

The inclusion which many time in the past witness setback, also the faith was meted to the inclusion on Tuesday, when Males Senate’s who are the majority voted to oppose the inclusion of gender parity in the Nigerian constitution.

But the leader of the senate, Ahmed Lawan who is the senate President of the 9th Senate has ruled that gender equality be included in Nigerian constitution, Despite their opposition.

The senates members was said to have comply with his decision, despite voting against the inclusion earlier.

The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it difficult to identify which particular senators opposed the gender equality proposal.

The eventual resolution of the senators was one of the six resolutions adopted by the lawmakers during plenary.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, ruled that the motion to including gender equality in the next constitutional amendment be adopted despite ‘nays’ from many male senators when the prayer was put to vote.

This reporter, who witnessed the voting, noted that the ‘nays’ were louder and appeared the majority, suggesting majority of the male-dominated Senate rejected the gender equality proposal.

Less than 10 per cent of the 109-member Senate are women.

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