The Honourable member representing Umunneochi/Isuikwuato Federal Constituency, at the National Assembly, Hon. (Mrs.) Nkeiruka Onyejiocha has made a strong case for Christian women to join politics to make difference in the political leadership of Nigeria.
Hon. (Mrs.) Nkeiruka Onyejiocha made her position known while delivering a paper on the topic “Why Should Christian Women Involve Themselves In Politics?” at the 2021 Annual Regional Convention of Women Foundation, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, South East Regional vi headquarters, Amuzukwu Umuahia with the theme “The Flourishing Woman.”
She said that Christian women should involve themselves in politics because God Himself ordained that a woman will be a helper to the man as the man and members of the society need help. “God is looking for you to deliver our land. Remember you are a care giver.” God is calling you today as a Christian woman, come and make a difference. God requires that you do your work and be the helper you are.” She further said “you can be in politics and be Mary, you can be in politics and be Esther, you can be in politics and be Esther, Deborah”, insisting that “if Christian women shy away from politics what you get is corruption you don’t want, underdevelopment you don’t want, unemployment, killings.”
The National Assembly member who read from the book of Esther 5:1-8, said if Esther did not make a move she wouldn’t have saved her people. She said women must make themselves available so as to affect lives positively and enjoined them to get registered and pick their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) saying that it is PVC that determines who will govern them as well as register as members of political parties. She equally enjoined men to support their wives to embrace active politics. She said, some women are not in politics today because people regard them as harlots but said that it wasn’t so.
According to her, if Christian women are in politics they would stand in gap for the people and ensure that salaries are paid and developmental projects are carried out for the people. She highlighted other benefits of a Christian woman in politics to include making laws that are Christian friendly and affecting lives of the indigent and people of the State positively among others.
Hon. (Mrs.) Nkeiruka Onyejiocha who listed seven things every Christian woman must possess to succeed in politics to include determination, humility, hardworking, loyalty, kindness, courageous and faith-filled charged Christian women not to neglect the altar of God in their houses and said, with this the society can be reformed. She maintained that “you cannot succeed without Christ”, saying that without Christ, it is impossible to be in politics, business or any other venture.
The three days event featured lectures such as Health Talk, Stress Management, Women’s Rights, Skills, prayers, praise & Worship among others and attracted many dignitaries.