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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 6)
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Factors Militating Against Women Active Participation in Politics in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State Nigeria

Ajibade David, Ocheni, Mercy Mabe and Adefemi Adekunle
Corresponding Author:  Ajibade David 

Key words:  Kogi state, Ofu, political participation, politics, women, , ,
Vol. 4 , (6): 459-465
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August 15, 2012 October 03, 2012 November 25, 2012
Abstract:

This study investigated factors militating against women active participation in politics in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. The study population consists of women of franchise age (18 years and above). A total of 550 women were selected from eleven wards using multi-stage cluster sampling approach. Data for the study were collected through triangulation of quantitative and qualitative methods. Specifically questionnaire and oral interview were employed. Five hundred and fifty copies of questionnaire were administered, out of which only four hundred and fifty were suitable for analysis. The remaining were either lost/misplaced or improperly filled by the respondents. Oral interviews were conducted in the local dialects of the respondents and this was done to enhance the accuracy of the result. Data collected through questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive technique such as frequency counts and percentage, while the data obtained through interview were summarized and content analyzed. The study revealed factors such as inadequate financial resources, insufficient education and enlightenment as well as lack of clear policy by political parties for women political ambition as factors militating against women active participation in the study area. Based on the findings, the study concluded with a set of recommendations application of which will help to enhance women active political participation in the study area.
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Ajibade David, Ocheni, Mercy Mabe and Adefemi Adekunle, 2012. Factors Militating Against Women Active Participation in Politics in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(6): 459-465.
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