The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has asked presidential aspirants to adopt women as their running mates in the upcoming 2023 general election.
She made this appeal on Saturday when she hosted presidential aspirants from various political parties to Iftar dinner at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to her, considering the voting strength and involvement of women in politics, they should be adopted as running mates in the forthcoming elections. Adding that the participation of women in politics will have a significant impact on the country’s development.
“In fact, it is high time women were adopted as running mates at all levels, considering their voting strength and active involvement in political processes”.
“As we approach the 2023 elections with greater hope, I am confident that Nigeria will continue to grow from strength to strength on the pedestal of our democratic tenets”, she said.
The First Lady also encouraged the aspirants to ensure that the forthcoming elections are fair and free.
She further expressed that the 2015 presidential election, which her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, won “ was neither contested in the court of law, nor in the court of public opinion. Adding that aspirants should emulate same in the 2023 elections.
Source: The Nation News