The only female aspirant in the forthcoming Edo State House of Assembly election says she is being harassed sexually by men because of her ambition.

Miss Charity Idahosa is aspiring to represent Oredo West Constituency in the assembly.

Idahosa, who is contesting under the platform of Mass Action Joint Alliance, made the allegation in a chat with newsmen in Benin on Thursday .

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She described the experience as “frustrating and a recurring negative trend against women in politics. ”

"I came into politics with the desire to make a change and contribute my quota to the development of Oredo West constituency .

"It will be shocking to note that people I had looked up to for support often ask for sexual gratification before giving their support. It's absurd and unacceptable".

The MAJA party candidate, who declined to mention names added , "I know this may sound funny, but it is real".

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