In the general election of 2023, Aisha Buhari, the first lady, has advised presidential candidates to choose women as their running partners.
On Saturday, the first lady remarked this while hosting iftar for presidential candidates from several political parties.
The event was hosted in the presidential villa's dinner hall.
Aisha remarked at the iftar that given women's voting power and interest in politics, they should be chosen as running mates in the upcoming elections.
In her words, "“In fact, it is high time women are adopted as running mates at all levels, considering their voting strength and active involvement in political processes."
The first lady had asked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to guarantee that women be placed in important positions in the party at the APC national women's conference in January.
Women's engagement in politics, she believes, will have a big impact on the country's progress.©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.