International Women's Day: Buhari, Other Women Under Hijab Made Statements in 2023 Election

International Women's Day: Buhari, Other Women Under Hijab Made Statements in 2023 Election

  • Many Nigerians have spoken in the 2023 presidential and national assembly election, which recorded some hijab women who made strong, strong statements
  • Some women have participated and still participating in the election in a country that is yet to set the full pace for women to thrive fully
  • Despite the hurdles, 2 women under the hijab, an Islamic mode of dressing, made strong statements in the 2023 elections

Most women under hijab in some parts of the country have been attacked for their choice of dress. The acceptance of hijabs in some secondary schools has also been a recurring issue in some parts of the country.

However, the two women, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) and Lailah Buhari, could make strong statements in the 2023 elections based on the circumstances that surround their emergence and their political parties.

Lailah Buhari/Aishatu Binani/APC/PDP/2023 Election/Adamawa/Kano
Two women from APC, PDP likely to make significant statements in 2023 Photo Credit: Laila Buhari, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani)
Source: Twitter

Note that there are many women under hijab contesting for elective positions in the 2023 elections such as the deputy governorship candidate of APC in Kaduna, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, and Oluranti Adebule, the APC Lagos west senatorial candidate.

Aishatu Binani

The senator representing Adamawa central is contesting to be governor of the state in the March 11 governorship election.

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She would make a big statement if she wins the election because she is the only female governorship candidate contesting under a major political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 poll.

Binani is contesting against the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, who is seeking the people’s votes for his second-term ambition.

Adamawa is also the state of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Binani defeated the former governor Bindow Jibrilla, who later decamped to the PDP and Nuru Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), during the APC primary in the state.

Her defeating the bigwigs in the APC sent a strong message to the incumbent PDP governor and her chances of winning could be said to be 50/50.

Laila Buhari

She is PDP Kano central senatorial candidate and the only female candidate across all political parties in Kano. This is one major reason why she is likely to make strong a statement in the 2023 poll.

Her primary was recently upheld by the court of appeal as against the parallel faction that produced Nuhu Danburam, a former member of the house of representatives.

Danburam had earlier secured a favourable verdict at a federal high court but the appeal court upturned the judgment and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to publish and recognise Buhari’s victory.

Danburam is still challenging Buhari at the supreme court but Buhari has expressed optimism that the apex court ruling will be in her favour and victory is certain in the February 25 election.


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