Ahmadu Baba Idris, Birnin Kebbi
No fewer than 5,000 women from different parts of the Kebbi State have said that with their Permanent Voters Card are ready to give All Progressive Congress (APC) thousands of votes in the State.
This was disclosed on Saturday at the women’s wing Governorship campaign flag-off in Arugungu Local Government Area.
The leaders of the movement and the wife of the Kebbi State Governor Dr. Zainab Bagudu Shankafi said that the women in Kebbi State are ready to give APC thousands of votes in order to ensure the party’s success.
She commended the party leadership for streamlining the party campaign movement in the state and assured her own commitment to mobilizing women.
“You can see the number of women in this stadium, different tribes and religions are all here,” she said.
Wife of the governor who mobilized women from the 21 local government areas of the state to canvass votes for APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shetima, and the Governorship Candidate of the party in the state, Dr Nasiru Idris, said the APC deserve women’s support and votes in the 2023 general elections because it has done so much for them at the state and national levels.
She said: “I enjoined you to come out in large numbers and vote APC government from top to bottom. Let APC continue with its good work. The APC government across the country has done well for women in the country.
“We must vote APC to return its candidates to Power so that we can continue to enjoy the dividend of democracy. I enjoin all women in kebbi State to support APC and vote for its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu/Shetima, and Governorship Candidate Nasiru Idris in next month’s elections.”
Dr. Zainab added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has demonstrated its support for women across the country through its various empowerment programs for women.
“No administration has included women in the running of affairs of the state and country like the Buhari and Bagudu’s APC administrations. Many women are given different appointments. We need to support APC administration to return to power.”
She said the outgoing administration of Bagudu has fulfilled its promises to women in the state.
Dr. Zainab urged women to support the governorship candidate of the party to continue with the good work of the APC government for women.
In her address, the Director General Campaign, Women Wing of APC in the state, Hajiya Zara Bawa said let them not lie to you Bagudu administration has helped women in many ways. If you elect Nasiru Idris he will continue with Bagudu’s good work for women.
Wife of the APC Governorship Candidate Hajiya Nasare Idris also appealed to women in the state to extend the support they gave to Bagudu to her husband to win the governorship election. “Let him continue from where Bagudu stopped”, she said.
Hajiya Nasara Nasiru thanked the women for supporting APC in the state and assured them that if her husband is elected, women will be part of the government.
Earlier, the Kebbi State APC campaign Director General and the former Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Saidu Usman Dakingari assured the women of gender balance.
He urge them to ignore any opposition that came to them and campaign as they don’t have anything to offer, “APC government has to empower Youth and women in the state’ he said.
Also Speaking, the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu thanked the women for coming together and supporting APC in the state, promising them a sense of belonging in the party if they return to power.
In his remarks, the APC Governorship candidate Dr. Nasiru Idris Kaura Gwandu also assured them of making an inclusive government if elected into power.
He thanked the wife of the Kebbi State Governor for the rally round and support of the movement.