A socio-political group, Progressives Women Forum, Nasarawa chapter, has commenced massive mobilisation for Sen. Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition and Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s second term in office.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the group held a rally on Monday in Lafia in support of Tinubu and the re-election of the governor.
Addressing the rally, the group’s Chairperson in Nasarawa, Mrs Alice Cypril-Wakama, said the support for the two All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates was due to their records of achievements.
She described the APC presidential candidate as a detribilised Nigerian who had been tested and proven to be trusted.
Cypril-Wakama noted that when Tinubu was the governor of Lagos, he appointed competent persons in his cabinet from different states and zones owing to their capacity to help him develop the state.
“Tinubu mentored them and today, most of them are in high places at various levels, such as ministers, governors and even the Vice-President of Nigeria, and they are doing the country proud.
“He (Tinubu) also improved the internally-generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos to the extent that today, even without allocation from the federation account, the state can sustain itself,” she added.
The chairperson also noted that Sule deserved re-election, as he had ensured that peace and security returned to the state since his assumption of office as governor in 2019.
She added that the governor had also implemented civil servants’ 13-year promotion arrears and the N30,000 minimum wage, while he employed more than 3,000 teachers across the state.
Cypril-Wakama listed some of the roads constructed by the governor to include: Shinge road, Abuja and Al-Makura roads in Lafia, Udege road in Nasarawa, Farin-Ruwa road in Wamba as well as the ongoing dualisation of Lafia and Keffi roads.
Other projects, according to her, are: bus terminals at Lafia and Karu as well as Akwanga, Keffi and Nasarawa-Eggon markets, aside school infrustructure, among others.
She called on women and youths to shun politics of sentiment and vote for APC candidates in all elections.
Mrs Cypril-Wakama said that the group would embark on door-to-door and community-to-community campaign to ensure victory for its candidates.
Also speaking, the group’s Organising Secretary, Jenifer Joseph, said their support for the two candidates was based on their records, capacities and capabilities to deliver.
Sheurged the electorate to campaign on issues and stop talking about age, as it was never a prerequisite for success of leaders anywhere in the world, with Nigeria not an exception.
Joseph assured women that the candidates would prioritise the issue of women in their administration to enable them contribute to the development of the country. (NAN)