Atiku, Tinubu, Peter Obi: Women Get Powerful Nods From Leading Presidential Candidate

Atiku, Tinubu, Peter Obi: Women Get Powerful Nods From Leading Presidential Candidate

  • Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has promised women a lion's share of his administration if elected in the 2023 presidential election
  • The presidential hopeful said 40% of his administration when he was the governor of Anambra were women because he had discovered that women are trustworthy and ready to work
  • Obi made the promise after attending the Voice of Women 2022 conference, where other presidential candidates were invited to speak

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FCT, Abuja - Another group has again hosted the leading presidential candidates in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, this time around, it is the gender group.

Under the aegis of Voice of Women (VOW2022), held a conference at the Nigerian Airforce Conference Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, October 25.

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Peter Obi makes promises to women if elected Photo Credit: Peter Obi
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Among the leading presidential candidates at the events are Labour Party’s Peter Obi; Prince Adewole Adebayo of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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Others included Abdulmalik Ado Ibrahim of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and Action Alliance (AA) Hamza Al-Mustapha.

However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, was again represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima, while his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar was neither present nor represented.

Peter Obi and women

Shortly after the conference, Peter Obi took to his verified Twitter and said that Nigeria would not sustain progress if it continued to leave women behind.

The former governor of Anambra noted that women constituted 50% of the Nigerian population and that he would not hesitate to give them the lion’s share in his administration if he is elected is the 2023 presidential election.

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The Labour Party flagbearer said he gave 40% of his administration when he was the governor of Anambra state while noting that he can still do it as president.

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His statement reads in part:

“I had 40% women in my cabinet in Anambra state because I have found out that women were far more committed and trustworthy. When you need work done and done satisfactory, get a woman to do it and you will not be disappointed.”

See his tweet here:

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The former zonal spokesperson of the umbrella party said the party has no structure, neither does it has candidates to contest in many elective positions.

Fadaka claimed that Peter Obi's party gained prominence when his boss, Olusegun Mimiko, used it to achieve his governorship ambition in Ondo and later dumped it.


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