Entrench unity, dialogue among your members, Aisha Buhari tells APC women

Entrench unity, dialogue among your members, Aisha Buhari tells APC women
August 30 11:26 2018

By Ahmed Idris

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has commended women members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East for doing a wonderful job mobilizing women, saying there is the need for them to entrench unity and dialogue.

She said this when members of South East Women for Buhari, a political group, paid her a courtesy visit at the State House, Abuja.

“It is a fact that women determine the outcome of elections; therefore it is important to mobilize more women to ensure that our great party is reelected to continue the good work that it is doing,” she said.

Mrs. Buhari also attested to the success of the mobilization drive which has resulted in a high number of women aspirants from the zone, and expressed hope that the mobilization 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 grassroots.

“Women need to be in political offices for them to make a difference in the lives of their families,” she said, promising to support female aspirants across party lines.

Mrs. Buhari called on officials and members of the APC to ensure party supremacy, respect party constitution and shun divisive tendencies.

She also called for more inclusion, especially of women, in party politics and governance process.

In her remarks, wife of Imo state Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, who led the delegation, said the women came to congratulate Mrs. Buhari on her recognition by two Korean universities which includes a Doctorate, and to present South East Women for Buhari, a political group in support of the ideology of President Muhammadu Buhari with a determination to return him to office in 2019.

Also speaking, coordinator of the group, Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, said the President has done well in all respects and deserves another term in office to continue the good work he is doing.

That, she said, is why they have formed the group to ensure that the South East stands behind the President in the next general elections.

The event was attended by women party leaders including National Woman Leader of the APC, Salamatu Baiwa; National President of National Council for Women Societies, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, and Dame Pauline Tallen.