Hausa, Yoruba women in Ebonyi endorse Atiku ahead of elections

Hausa, Yoruba women in Ebonyi endorse Atiku ahead of elections

- Women groups from various ethnic groups in the country living in Ebonyi state have thrown waste behind Atiku Abubakar

- The women said the APC federal government has failed to live up to the expectations of Nigerians in area of infrastructure, security and job creation

- Leader of Benue state women, Ujoh Rose, condemned what she described ‘disheartening treatment being meted to them under the current APC government

Women groups from various ethnic groups in the country living in Ebonyi state have thrown waste behind former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

Leadership reports that women disclosed on Monday, January 21, the APC led federal government has failed to fulfill campaign promise to Nigerians in the area of infrastructure, security and job creation.

The women made their position known at friends of Atiku Campaign Office in Abakaliki when they paid a solidarity visit to the state coordinator of the group, Linus Abaa Okorie.

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Speaking on behalf of others, the leader of Benue state women in the state, Ujoh Rose, condemned what she described ‘disheartening treatment being meted to the women under the current APC government,” saying the time has come to end the development.

She noted that women were not being carried along in the scheme of things under the current government due to the belief of the leader of the government that women should belong to the ‘other room’

Ujoh, who retired as assistant director of Administration at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, said, “If you take time to study how politicians handle women and youths during campaigns and after elections, it is very disheartening; because they only value us during elections only to discard us after victory.

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“Since I retired from service, no benefits, no entitlements, nothing at all. Each time I called the man in charge, he would say ‘I am in a meeting’.

''What kind of meeting is that that holds everyday and which does not end? It is time to change that, and it is our belief that Atiku Abubakar will be very different when he come on board on May 29th.

“As leaders of women groups from various tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria, we shall galvanize our fellow women in this state to ensure the victory of Atiku Abubabar come February 16th.''

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that members of Atiku Care Foundation in the north west geopolitical zone withdrew their support for the presidential candidates of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Pro-Atiku group on Sunday, October 21, denounced its support for the vice president and upheld President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group director, Comrade Sanusi Ababeil, who disclosed this in Kano said the action was based on the fact that President Buhari meant well for all Nigerians and best position to lead the country to the Promised land.

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