Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, says Nigerian women must re-strategise to ensure all female ticket bearers succeed in the 2023 general election.
In a statement on Monday, Tallen said the just concluded party primary elections were an opportunity for Nigerian women to raise the number of female candidates in elective positions.
According to her, the ministry is making efforts to ensure that all female candidates nominated for various positions are successful in the 2023 general election.
She congratulated all women ticket bearers in the concluded primaries, adding that it is time to intensify efforts to sustain victory in 2023.
“The just concluded political parties primaries in Nigeria was another opportunity for us to increase the number of women vying for elective positions ahead of the 2023 General Elections. I see this as an outing that must spur Nigerian Women to keep pushing until something positive happens,” the statement reads.
“Given the experiences of the past, concerted efforts were made by the federal ministry of women affairs working with the office of the first lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari supported by Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice president and various women groups to shore up the number of women candidates.
“I am however happy that we have amongst other women that have succeeded so far; senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani to present as a gubernatorial candidate for Adamawa state under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
“Her emergence is an enormous success and a big consolation for Nigerian Women at this time and we celebrate this outcome. We are confident that she and all other female aspirants presented will come out victorious in the general elections.
“I want to on behalf of Nigerian women, congratulate all the women who dared the odds to pick their party tickets during the primaries at the senatorial, house of representatives and house of assembly. Rest assured that Nigerian Women are standing solidly behind you all, as we move towards making this dream a reality in 2023.
“Armed with these experiences, it is therefore time to redouble our efforts in ensuring that the few women ticket holders succeed. We will not cry over spilt milk, but will re-strategize to ensure that all our women ticket bearers sail through.”
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