By Elizabeth Uwandu
As the campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari second term intensify, the All Progressive Congress, APC south-south women leader Dr Rachel Akpabio has assured Nigerian women of getting their 35 percent representative in elective position come 2019.
She made this know at the I Stand for Buhari 2019’ campaign in Lagos recently, organised Mr Frank Ezike, chairman Savers Empowerment Ambassadors Initiatives, SEAI.
Dr Rachel Akpabio, “ The things the women will get differently in president Buhari’s second termare great. Our new women national leader position is that “No woman left behind.” So women are going to be rewarded appropriately by getting their rightful place in the society. If they don’t, I will see to it
“ Again, you must know that it is not possible to give women 35% in the first four years. It is a gradual process. It has to be done intermittently. Do you get to the university and graduate the first year? You have to get the number of years to acquire the desire degree you want. So women will definitely get their position in process. We will get there.” Dr Akpabio said.
Speaking on the current trend of people crossing over to APC to avoid corruption charges , the APC women leader said, “ The believe that APC will shield corrupt people who join us is lie. That is the people’s perception. President Buhari believes in the rule of law, that is why corruption is difficult for us to fight. He would want everything to be proved.
For those who are crossing over believing that APC is a preserve haven. Why not let us watch and see it they are right. If you bring a petition about someone, definitely that will be dealt with. He is fighting a genuine fight. It does not matter whether people around seem corrupt, if they are they will be caught. At one time or the other everyone that is corrupt, including in this government will pay for it.”
on his part, Mr Ezike said for the fight against corruption to be sustained, Buhari should be given a second term.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mr Frank Ezike, explained that the inauguration of coordinators for President Buhari’s re-election will mobilise and sensitise the masses on the need to vote a man of character. According to Ezike, “on the premise of promoting good governance in our society, we at SEAI have resolved to support the re-election of President Muhamadu Buhari come 2019.