Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has stated that some women in politics could stay up until 2am for meetings if necessary, so their husbands should allow them if they support their political career.
The former Governor of Rivers state said this while speaking at the second edition of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network in Abuja.
The Minister noted that women are capable of holding positions of authority in society other than the mere 35 per cent affirmative action policy.
Amaechi said, “I do not support male domination, neither do I support female domination. I believe that all of you seated here are qualified to rule this nation; I don’t believe that a particular seat should be set aside for a woman; the reason is that women are by far more intelligent than men.
Don’t tell me you are on the table and should be given a position because you are a woman, don’t ask that any seat should be set aside for you, ask for your right, it is your right. Women in politics stay for meetings till 2am. So if your husband allows you to join politics, he should be ready to support you.
“Any woman I have ever given appointment merited it, but you are also a problem unto yourselves. If appointment is given to a woman, a fellow woman will start saying the man is dating the woman and that she did not get the appointment because she merited it, which is one of the reasons I stopped.”