Former President,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that women in politics are more reliable than their male counterparts.
Obasanjo said this yesterday, when some national executives and members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, visited him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, where he was presented with Father of the Nation award.
The former President, however, advised that politics must be played with decency, dignity and honour that women are known for.
He frowned at a situation where African women are not often given chance to exhibit their potentials because of the cultural and religious background, adding that this should not be so as only men can not build the nation.
He said: “One of the best journalists that ever served me was a woman, and that was the late Mrs Oluremi Oyo.
“In politics,women are more reliable than men. When a woman says she’s with you, you can really take that she is with you.”