Nigeria’s First lady, Aisha Buhari who received members of a political group, the South-East Women for Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, has pledged her support to female aspirants of political offices from different party lines.
According to Aisha Buhari, women need to occupy important political offices in the country, as they determine the outcome of elections in Nigeria. The First lady who also called on officials and members of the APC to ensure party supremacy, respect party constitution and shun divisive tendencies, said mobilisation would lead to a more peaceful elections that would produce more able and competent women to take over as many offices as possible, especially at the grass roots.
The statement from her spokesperson Suleiman Haruna reads, ‘Women need to be in political offices for them to make a difference in the lives of their families. I pledge my support to female aspirants across party lines.
“It is a fact that women determine the outcome of elections; therefore it is important to mobilise more women to ensure that our great party is re-elected to continue the good work that it is doing.
‘’The success of the mobilisation has resulted in a high number of women aspirants from the geopolitical zone.
’The mobilisation would lead to a more peaceful elections that would produce more able and competent women to take over as many offices as possible, especially at the grass roots.
The Coordinator of the group, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, said the President had done well in all respects and deserved another term in office. That, she said, was why they formed the group to ensure that the South-East stood behind Buhari in the next general elections.
The event was attended by women party leaders including the National Woman Leader of the APC, Salamatu Baiwa, National President of National Council for Women Societies, Mrs. Gloria Shoda and Dame Pauline Tallen.