By Juliet Odey
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has promised to support female politicians aspiring for political offices across party lines.
According to a statement on Thursday by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife spoke while receiving members of a political group, the South-East Women for Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
The summit was organised by the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), National Council for Women Societies and Women in Politics Forum in Collaboration with the Office of the Wife of the President.
Aisha charged women not to be discouraged and aspire for different political offices in order to have a say in the decision making bodies in the society.
She said voting for women would guarantee access to clean drinking water, hygiene as well as improved maternal and child health.
The wife of the president said election of women is achievable because women make up the larger body of voters and as such can determine the fate of any election, adding that religious and political leaders should support this project.
“‘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 commended women members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the South-East for doing a wonderful job by mobilising women.
“It is a fact that women determine the outcome of elections; therefore it is important to mobilise more women to ensure that our great party is re-elected to continue the good work that it is doing,” she said.
By Juliet Odey