Atiku to women: Use your numer­i­cal strength to un­seat Buhari

Weekly Trust - - News - Saawua Terzungwe

The pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has ap­pealed to Nige­rian women to use their numer­i­cal strength to vote out Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Speak­ing at a women’s con­fer­ence in Abuja yes­ter­day, Atiku said he promised women 35 per­cent of the ap­point­ment slots in his gov­ern­ment if elected be­cause of their numer­i­cal strength and pat­tern of vot­ing dur­ing elec­tions.

“Be­tween youths and women you have 70 per cent of the gov­ern­ment. This is to pre­pare you to take over gov­er­nance, to take over this coun­try and make it work again.

“This is your op­por­tu­nity, your are not go­ing to be put in the other room, I prom­ise you be­cause you have seen my wives here, they are not in the other room.

“In my three decades of pol­i­tics, the most con­sis­tent vot­ers in the Nige­rian po­lit­i­cal process I have seen are women. I have prac­ti­cally seen it when we used to vote on queues not through bal­lot pa­pers. If I stand as a can­di­date and I turn my back to look at the lines that are sup­port­ing me, the women’s lines are al­ways three times that of the men,” Atiku said.

The PDP Na­tional Chair­man, Prince Uche Se­con­dus, said there would be cri­sis in the coun­try if fails to con­duct a free, fair, trans­par­ent and cred­i­ble elec­tions.

The Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the PDP Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Or­ga­ni­za­tion and se­nate pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, said women were nat­u­rally gifted to carry out a cause to its log­i­cal con­clu­sion and charged them to cam­paign vig­or­ously for the PDP to rel­caim power.

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