The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the All Progressives Congress not to sideline female aspirants.
She implored the party not to push females aspirants to the fringes on the basis of free or subsidised nomination and expression of interest forms.
Buhari made the plea at the APC Female Aspirants Summit held at the State House Banquet Hall on Saturday.
She expressed belief that the party would not relegate women to the backseat
The Summit was organised by the office of the First Lady in conjunction with the All Progressives Congress and Office of the Women Leader, with support from the International Republican Institute.
Recall that the APC declared free nomination forms for female aspirants. They would however pay for copies of their expression of interest forms.
“To the chairman of our party, governors and party executives, I commend your efforts in supporting women over the years. However, I would like to draw your attention that it is now time to believe in women more and show more solidarity with them.
“It is important to mention the efforts made by our great party towards promoting women participation in politics.
“I appreciate and commend the recent party’s gesture in offering free nomination forms to female aspirants. Honorable Emma Eneukwu representing the chairman of our great party, I don’t want the party to use the free forms as a means of sidelining women at the end of the day.
“I don’t believe in free gifts. But with Dr Beta there as our leader, I believe the APC will not relegate women to the backseat,” she said.
According to the First Lady, though the free forms have created more opportunities for women to vie for electoral offices, there is no guarantee for success in next year’s election.
She said, “I believe that a huge task lies ahead of us. We must solidify our unity of purpose and work hard towards creating an impactful space within the political arena.
“Your decision to contest gives a lot of inspiration to women and I would like to reaffirm my support to all the women contestantsIn her remarks, the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, expressed confidence that women won’t be stopped from getting a space at the table.She, therefore, appealed to the First Lady, to continue to handhold the women through the last step before the party primaries, assuring that the women will not disappoint when elected.
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