By Oba Michael Soyebo
Despite the rapid decrease in women participation in politics in Nigeria in the present political dispensation, one of the Amazons, who is passionate about turning things around in the next election year, is the legal luminary par excellence, Barrister Bimbo Lanre-Balogun.
The well-read grass-rooted politician has undoubtedly carved a niche for herself in the South-Western political space, as she took a bold step of dumping the Gov. Amosun administration, where she was a Special Adviser to pursue her State Assembly legislative ambition. Recall that she is one of the very few fearless female politicians who participated in the struggle to return the progressives to power in Ogun state, after her major efforts under the then Action Congress.
She had since risen from a party member to one of the staunch shot callers, who shaped and endeared the party to the people in Ogun state. The legal doyen has now become an item in Ogun state politics ever since she became a mouthpiece for women who want to pursue adventurous ambition in politics but are limited, due to the paucity of funds. Her women empowerment programme in Obafemi /Owode has expanded into a big political force, with the aim of giving hopes to women, who are interested in contesting political positions.
At her last event, she explained that women must learn to break away from any form of political limitation and get involved in politics by registering with a grassroots party, in order to rise to the top.