NIGERIA: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara Women Endorse Jonathan

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 A group, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Volunteers in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, on Tuesday endorsed the candidature of President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the February 14 presidential election.

It also maintained that the right of women would be best protected under the Jonathan administration.

Its Leader, Hajiya Rabi Giyawa, stated this at a one-day interactive session by 15 women groups and associations from the three states, held in Sokoto.

Hajiya Giyawa, who was the former PDP Women Leader in the state, disclosed that women from the three states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara had already assured that they would cast their votes for Jonathan.

She noted that majority of the women in the three states see Jonathan as a reliable leader that would carry women along in the scheme of things and in terms of nation building.

“I can confirm to you that traders, house wives and those who believe in the development of women in the three states have clearly indicated their interest to volunteer and campaign for the success of the PDP.

“This is based on the belief that PDP is the only party that can protect women’s rights, ensure national unity, cohesion and development among all Nigerians.

“So, at the end of our consultative meeting with representatives of women groups across the three states, we decided to endorse Jonathan for a second term in office in order to allow him to continue with his transformation agenda,” she said.

She emphasised that the three states had benefitted a lot in terms of developmental projects, educational intervention funds, Almajiri Schools and SURE-P funded projects among others.

Hajiya Giyawa stated that the women had resolved to contribute their quota and embark on mobilisation at the grassroots  to enlighten rural women on Jonathan’s achievements.

She urged women in the state that were yet to show their support to join the crusade in promoting peace and unity among Nigerians by voting Goodluck Jonathan for continuity.

She added that the group has over 30,000 women as members from different associations that included women farmers, traders, civil servants, entrepreneurs, among others.

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