The National zonal and state women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders on Wednesday met in Kaduna and declared their support for Governor Nasir El-Rufai ahead of 2019.
The popular Arewa House Kaduna were full into capacity to deliberate on how to fix some of them into political space before 2019, in order to have good representation.
APC National Women Leader, Hajia Binta Mua’zu said, to achieve that, they sought and secured the support of the governor for the meeting hence the early preparation to see how to fit-in in men dominated environment especially in the northern part of the country.
Wife of the Governor, Arch Hadiza Isma El-Rufai who was impressed with the large turnout of women told the gathering that, her husband was ever ready to support and empower women’s course because, without them, he would not have possibly emerged as the state governor.
She opined that the best thing to do is to rally support for her husband so he can move the change mantra beyond 2019 while women in the state have the opportunity of fulfilling their potentials.
Addressing the women, the Facilitator and Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development in the state, Hajia Hafsat Mohammed Baba said, there is no better time to mobilize women and reawaken them especially those with political ambition than now.
According to her, “we are here today to see how the women leaders and followers can come together and chat a way forward as regards the political sphere of our dear state. We need to be well represented so our yearnings and aspirations for the improved social well-being of our children can well be channeled.
“From the theme; ‘Keep the Change’, we want to see a change in Kaduna beyond 2019. That is why my ministry brought all the leaders and followers together to discuss our issues. This meeting is targeted at arousing women consciousness in running for a political position starting from a counselor, chairman, and lawmaking.
“For example to my greatest dismay, no single woman is in current State Assembly which is why this meeting is very important now.
“We have been handling issues of rape and child abuse which will be better if we have more women at the helm of political affairs in the state and the country at large. So, if we put all these together, the only person that can help us as women to have a lesser crime society is Mallam El-Rufai and he needs s our support”, she added.
Source: The Nation