Without any gain saying, corruption and the lack of accountability in the electoral process has continued to make women’s participation in politics at best ineffective and at worst impossible. It is within this purview that the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) in partnership with Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative with supports from Macarthur Foundation, will hold a public presentation of the 2019 general elections publication titled “Women’s Participation in the 2019 General Elections from an Accountability Perspective” on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 in Oyo State.
This report is based on observations and campaign finance tracking during the 2019 Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections in Kano and Oyo States. It was compiled with the aim of examining the extent to which corruption limits or reduces women’s participation in good governance. It also attempts to give spotlight on spending by the female candidates compared to that of their male counterparts, while it also analyses how well both genders had complied with the provisions of the Electoral Act on campaign finance.
Through its Gender and Election Watch (GEW) Room, NTWF will continually seeks, among others, to generate accurate information on gender and accountability in future elections in Nigeria, and to publish such information to support improvements to overall women’s participation in the electoral process