Ms Uju Ohanenye, the All Progressives Congress's first female presidential candidate, purchased the party's Expression of Interest and Nomination papers in Abuja on Thursday. After picking up the papers, Ohanenye told reporters that male candidates in the contest would not be able to intimidate her.
“My fear is that men will want to muscle me out, but I am standing firmly for the people I am here to protect.
“They will want to push me over, but I cannot be intimidated. I have been emboldened,’’ she said.
The APC's presidential nomination and expression of interest forms sell for N100 million, according to the Nigerian News Agency.
Female aspirants, youths, and people with disabilities who run for any elective office on the party's platform must pay half the cost.
Ohanenye said, like the male presidential aspirants, she or any other female presidential aspirants had what it would take to lead the country to the next phase of development.
She said she would withdraw from the race for any aspirant with the vision and desire to address growing poverty and insecurity in the country.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.