To bring an end to the internal political imbroglio the emergence of female aspirants vying for elective positions in the state of the All Progressives Congress, The Nasarawa first lady, Salamatu Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has opened up on the widely spreaded speculation that she has anointed candidate ahead of next years election.
The first lady stated this while addressing female aspirants,wives of Special Adviserd and councilors under the platform of the APC held at the TAAL Conference Hotel today,Salamatu Al-Makura said she remained mother to all aspirants under the APC,The first lady attested that the meeting becomes imperative. Because of the vital role women play in politics.
She described women as the backbone of every society been the engine room of the every political movement,Commending women in the state for their boldness.
“I must applaud our gesture for making sure that this party remains number party in Nasarawa state”Adding that the cardinal objective of the meeting was to emphasized on the need for women to actively participate in politics and to contest for political office.
“Women constitute the majority and I will urge us to put our house in order,we must work as a team,family because there must be unity if really we want to achieve our set goals,we must consult with one another in order to speak with one voice ,reduce friction and ensure our success as a gender”.
Calling on women to speak with one voice politically, saying this can only be achieved by supporting women of proven integrity to contest for posts and positions available at all times so we can be represented at all levels,This will project our image positively,She said.
Cautioned women to shun campaign of calumny ,backbiting and blacklisting. Of fellow women ,The first lady advocated for understanding, but not antagonistic or discrimination against women participation in politics.
Hajiya Salamatu Al-Makura congratulate the boldness= and courage to come out and contest ,I will categorically state here and now that I don’t have a specific candidate.
The Nasarawa state coordinator for Women For Change,Patricia Ngharbu commended the government of Nasarawa for the courage to give women a chance to participate in active politics.
Women should have a political zeal to participate in politics,This can only be achieved through hard work,Calling on women to unite.
“Women must make peace in the office,family,communities,we should shun the disparity among our menfolk calling women politicians names,This should not be a yardstick that would compel women to distance themselves from active politics”She added