2023 elections .Nigerian Women activists advices presidential aspirants to choose female as running- mate .
As must Nigerian political parties are almost done with their presidential primary elections,
The national president (foundation for the protection of women and children in Nigeria) hajiya ramatu Tijjani has called on all presidential aspirants in the country to chooses Women as running -mate irrespective of her region, ethnicity and religious background .
According to her this would encourage both rural and urbans women to come out in mass to vote for any candidate that select women as running -mate in the 2023 general election.
Ramatu make the called during an interview with the journalists in kaduna with the aims of drawing the attention of all the successful presidential candidates while emphasizing on the importance of choosing female as running mate.
She note that the role of women in Nigerian politic cannot be over emphasized, and hence the need for all the political presidential aspirants to choose Women as running mate.
She equally advice all the gubernatorial Aspirants that won their primary election, that are yet to pick their tuning mate ,to also select women for victory. .
Adding that Women’s political participation results in tangible gains for democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and more sustainable peace and progress.
Pointing out clearly that any Male candidate that select women as running mate has the chances of winning the eleco
While stressing that it would enhance the understanding, contribution of and benefits for rural communities, in particular women, on gender mainstreaming the nation building process as a method to further promote the process of transformative leadership and citizenship
Ramatu who is a specialist in conflict prevention and peace ambassador says, Women demonstrate political leadership by working across party lines through parliamentary women’s caucuses—even in the most politically combative environments and by championing issues of gender equality, such as the elimination of gender-based violence, parental leave and childcare, pensions, gender-equality laws, and electoral reform
She called on all Civil society organizations across 36 states that of Nigeria that promotes sustainable democratic government ,to draw the attention of all the presidential candidate to choose Women as running mate for the 2023 elections.
While appealing to all ministry of women affairs, women organizations, non governmental organization NGOs that promote democratic government to appealed to all presidential aspirants towards picking women as running
Similarly hajiya Amina marafa Ibrahim chairperson womenhood foundation of Nigeria says, it’s really high time for presidential aspirants to start thinking of searching for females candidates as running mate because the female candidate has many advantages and stand the chance of winning the election successfully.
She said any candidate that chooses women from any region, would definitely win the election because women are more corporative in nature than male.
Amina urged all women to support any candidate that chooses women as running mate in the 2023 general election.