- Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti state governor, has shared her thoughts on a female leading Nigeria
- The first lady said those controlling power and leadership positions won’t allow a woman to emerge as president
- Governor Fayemi's wife made the declaration on Friday, April 23, at a public book reading
The First Lady of Ekiti state, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said that Nigeria won’t achieve female presidency anytime soon even though the country is ripe for one.
According to the wife of Ekiti state governor, women have all it takes to rule the country, however, those controlling power and leadership positions won’t allow this to be realised.
She explained that such people have a way of keeping the female gender away from power, Vanguard reports.
“So, technically, we are ready for it. We have the people with exposure and education, but we have to build a system that will allow them realise their full potentials within the political space.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo (worldwide), has expressed optimism that the southeast would get the presidency in 2023.
The group’s president-general, Prof. George Obiozor, stated this on Monday, April 19, at a press conference in Abuja.
He said their differences and divergent views would not rob the Igbo of the presidency in 2023.
The group wondered why people were beaming unnecessary attention on negative issues such as security challenges in the southeast because the Igbo presidency had changed from probability to possibility.
In a related report, an elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, backed the move to ensure that Nigeria’s next president emerges from the southeast.
The former national commissioner said President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor must come from the southeast in the interest of fairness and justice.
Clark, however, noted that for the region to actualise the dream of producing the next president, it must put its house in order.