Purple 50/50 Is it okay for a woman to be Governor?

What a man can do, a woman can do better, right? Let's find out what Nigerians think about having female leaders.

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Nigeria has a lot to do as regards gender equality. Currently, Nigeria ranks 118 out of 134 countries on the Gender Equality Index - a shameful testament to how backward we are as regards human rights. This is why ‘The 50/50’ campaign was developed to educate and inform people of the importance of gender equality.

In Nigerian politics, women have started to break grounds and challenger stereotypes; women who demand to be heard, regardless of their sex.

In the last elections, Aisha Jummai, popularly known as Mama Taraba contested fiercely at the guber polls in Taraba state and even went ahead to legally challenge the election results. Remi Shonaiya went all the way and contested for the seat of President on the platform of KOWA party.

In spite of what these record breaking women have achieved, some Nigerians still don't agree with the idea of having a female governor, let alone president.

Courtesy of the organisers of the 50/50 campaign, Pulse strivia team interviewed both men and women across four states across Nigeria; Kano, Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos, asking them the same question, ''is it okay for a woman to be Governor?''

The answers, as expected were varied and some were even funny; there was that guy who said it's impossible for a woman to be president because this is a democarcy.

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