Candidate alleges male electorate of sexual harassment


Ms Charity Idahosa, Mass Action Joint Alliance candidate for Oredo West Constituency in Edo State House of Assembly has alleged male electorate in the area of harassing her sexually.

Idahosa said her campaign has been characterised by the male folk wanting to have sex with her in return for their supports.

The politician disclosed her ordeal to newsmen on Thursday in Benin City adding that the situation would not deter her from contesting the election.

She said, “It will be shocking to note that the people I had looked up to for support often asked for sexual gratification before giving their support and, for me, it is absurd and unacceptable.

“I know this may sound funny, but it is real. There are many women out there who cannot speak out on some of their unpleasant encounters and experience.

“I think it is high time for Nigeria women to rise against this trend. We need to be protected and supported.”

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