A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa, Alhaji Ishaq Hadejia, has recommended the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, to be the African Woman of the Year.
Hadejia stated this in an interview with Newsmen in Dutse on Thursday.
He explained that apart from the late Malam Aminu Kano, of the Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP) and Hajiya Gambo Sawaba of the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), nobody had fought for the emancipation of women like Aisha Buhari.
“Initially, women in the Northern region of Nigeria were prevented from voting during elections, it was Malam Aminu Kano and Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, who fought for women to vote during elections.”
Aisha has remained resolute to the belief that the responsibility of women goes beyond just the house to the community.
“It will interest you to know that majority of women in the North turned out en masse and voted for APC, to compliment Aisha Buhari.
“It must be noted that wives of former Presidents were addressed as `First Lady, but Aisha is addressed as Wife of the President.”
Hadejia said that the wife of the President has also been involved in critical problems that affect women in the society, like HIV/AIDS, issues of maternal and childcare, orphanage homes, tuberculosis, Women in Agriculture, economy, as well as politics.
Hadejia, however, called on the Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, to invite Aisha Buhari to Jigawa, to enable her meet with the women in the state, who turned out en-masse to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and APC in the just concluded elections.