By Wole Mosadomi
MINNA â€” Senator Zaynab Kure has advocated for more political seats for women in the state in the 2011 general election.
Speaking at a political rally organised by the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Niger State, the Senator said the positive contribution of women to the political development of the state, especially in the present political dispensation, has clearly shown that if given more opportunities, they will perform creditably well.
She thanked GovernorÂ Muazu Babangida Aliyu for really identifying with women in the state by engaging them in the executive council, while demanding for more political offices for women in subsequent elections.
According to her, â€œthere are more women aspiring for the councillorship seats, more women aspiring for local government chairmanship seats, House of Representatives and the senate and if given the opportunity, they will contribute positively to the development of not only the state but the country in general.
Senator Zaynab assured the governor of the support of women in his bid to transform the state just as she also called on the women to continue to support the partyâ€™s candidates in the subsequent elections.
She called on them not to limit their solidarity with the party or any candidate only at political rallies but by embarking on house to house campaign for both the party and the candidate and also coming out en_mass to vote on Election days.
The state commissioner for women Affairs, Mrs. Elizabeth Lami Makama in her speech observed that no nation or society can prosper if the womenfolk are not taken care of adequately.
She assured both the party and the governor of their full support in the 2011 general elections saying, â€œOur support for Dr Aliyu in 2011 is 100%â€ and therefore called on the women to be more involved in politics.
Governor Aliyu then urged more women to go into politics and assured them of government and partyâ€™s support to actualize their dreams provided they are endorsed by the electorate.