Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigeria women to spread the good news about the enormous achievements of the government of her husband and vote for him to return for his second term and continue with more of such achievements.
The President’s wife, who spoke today, Tuesday, at a National Women Leadership Summit organized by a political group, Project 4+4 for Buhari & Osinbajo 2019, stressed the need for the women to ensure the return of the APC administration in 2019.
Aisha Buhari observed that during the last election, women participated fully in the voting process and ensured that APC was elected, adding that this is why the government of President Buhari came up with social investment programmes targeted at them and their children in order to engage them and reduce the level of poverty among them.
She said that women have been at the receiving end of the struggles of men, especially soldiers who have been fighting insurgency and called on government to ensure speedy release of their entitlements so that their families do not suffer.
This was even as she led the women in attendance to observe a-minute silence and prayer for all the soldiers that lost their lives in the process.
She commended the political group for organizing the Summit and setting the tone for other Buhari support groups as 2019 election campaign period opens.
Also, the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, commended women for providing a permanent support base for the APC, and advised them to remain ambassadors of the party wherever they find themselves.
Earlier, the National Coordinator of Project 4+4, Comrade Garba Musa Bello, said that the purpose of the Summit was to bring together women from 774 local government areas and chart for them a strategy for the campaign period.
He said that women have been in control of the voting power and as such must be reckoned with.
He pointed out that the successes of the Buhari government cannot be ignored, and that women, who are witnesses and beneficiaries of such achievements must pronounce them to the world.
He commended wife of the President and the role she plays in Nigeria’s political space, saying that women have confidence in her protection and support.
National Woman Leader, Salamatu Baiwa, said that APC women have secured the concurrence of the party on the issue of a more gender-balanced administration come 2019.
She called for a mature campaign from members of the party, a campaign of issues and not that of insults.