By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha AlHassan, yesterday, in Lagos, said President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed her governorship ambition in Taraba State on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019 general elections.
AlHassan said this at the closing ceremony of the 18th Regular National Council on Women Affairs and Social Development, hosted by Lagos State Government through the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, in Ikeja, Lagos, on the theme Peace, Security and Social Inclusion: Key Building Blocks for Achieving Economic Growth and Sustainable Development.
She said: “I have written my notification letter to my boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, and he wished me well and gave me the assurance that he will support Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to conduct free, fair and transparent election.
“So what are we, women, afraid of? Mr. President has guaranteed free, fair election, so lets us carry on, come out and contest. We are mothers, bridge builders because we are more trustworthy and more reliable as women.
“Let’s go out there and contest so that we get at least 35 percent affirmative. In a few days I will go back to my constituency now that Mr. President has given a nod to go and try again. I will try again and never be tired of trying, until I am too weak to try. This time, God should answer women.”