The only female aspirant in the forthcoming Edo State House of Assembly election, Miss Charity Idahosa aspiring to represent Oredo West Constituency, has disclosed she has been harassed sexually many times by men because of her ambition.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Idahosa , contesting under the platform of Mass Action Joint Alliance , made the allegation in a chat with newsmen in Benin on Thursday .
She described the experience as “ frustrating , and a recurring negative trend against women in politics. ”
“ 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 ’ s absurd and unacceptable. ”
The MAJA party candidate who declined to mention names added , “ I know this may sound funny, but it is real .
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