House Of Assembly Female Candidate Cries Out Over Sexual Harassment
Female candidate for Oredo West Constituency in Edo state House of Assembly, Charity Idahosa, alleges being sexually harassed by men.
Idahosa who is contesting under the party, Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA), made the allegation in a chat with newsmen in Benin on Thursday, January 3. She said:
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.
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.