Published on May 25, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that as democratically elected President he is not as powerful as when he was military head of state.
The President who hosted female law makers at the presidential Villa today, Friday remarked “I am not as powerful as you think”.
He said that the idea of deciding who should be Vice president could only be made by a military head of state, adding that he had since dropped the uniform.
President Buhari expressed appreciation to Nigerian women for the support they gave him
in the four times he ran for presidency.
He recalled reports he received during elections in which women in Labour queue to vote for him.
He asked the delegation to take a message to their colleagues to extend the same support since he has declared to seek for second term.
Earlier speaking on behalf of the Female Parliamentarians, made up of elected lawmakers from the nation’s 36 states, Elizabeth Ativie said that Nigerian Women are being marginalized by their male counterparts.
She said that the country only had one principal officer in each of the two chambers of the National Assembly since the return to democracy in 1999.
According to her, anything he said at the gathering as President would become policy and subsequently law, adding: “whenever the president is a man, the Vice President should be a woman.”
Ativie said that for every three senatorial seats in the states, one should be a woman, saying: “where there are nine House of Reps members, the men should take six and leave three for women.”
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