2023: The group will organize a rally of a million women for Funmi Ayinke
- The clamor for Nigeria’s first female president continued to grow ahead of the 2023 presidential elections
- Some women’s groups led by Princess Uju Chukwu have said the time has come for a female president in Nigeria
- The groups also endorsed a renowned philanthropist, Ambassador Funmi Ayinke, as Nigeria’s next president.
FCT, Abuja- As the 2023 presidential election draws closer, the clamor for Nigeria’s first female president continues to grow.
A group of concerned women across the country are pushing this agenda even further and have tipped a renowned philanthropist, Ambassador Funmi Ayinke for the job.
Led by its convenor Princess Uju Chukwu, the group has pledged to organize a rally of one million women in solidarity with their compatriot.
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According to a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday March 5 by Princess Chukwu, numbers of women from all 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory will take part in the mass action.
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She said that women are united in a common course; a female presidency and Ayinke as their preferred choice.
Princess Chukwu further said that Ayinke was selected from a strong list of nine other distinguished women who have not only excelled in their professional careers but have demonstrated skill, ability and ability to govern.
Of the 10, she noted that Ayinke had an edge due to her philanthropic, humanitarian and selfless services.
His words :
“If this happened in Liberia, Malawi and Tanzania, we believe Nigeria is ripe for a female president. Now is the perfect time.
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“Women are no longer begging to be included, no. Rather, they want to take over the reins of business.
“Ayinke is our choice. She ticks all the boxes; young, visionary and selfless. She is an accomplished professional who has carved out a place for herself in the engineering industry and would certainly transform the nation if she became president.
“Yeah, she wasn’t the only choice. There were over 50. We narrowed the list down to 10 and eventually Ayinke was chosen by the overwhelming majority of our selection committee members.
“In recent polls, it was established that more than 40% of actual voters were women. However, this is not reflected in the representation we get.
She therefore urged other women to join the movement, noting that it is for the future of their daughters.
She added that if more than 40% of voters in the country can settle for another woman, then Ayinke can emerge.
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Princess Chukwu, however, called on Ayinke to publicly declare her interest in the presidency.
She also urged women from all walks of life to join the One Million Women rally.
2023: Akeredolu warns political parties against presenting candidates from the North
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, warned on Tuesday February 8 that any political party that puts forward a candidate from the North in the presidential election of 2023 would lose.
Governor Akeredolu revealed that governors in the south of the country, under the auspices of the Southern Governors Forum, are determined to ensure that the next president comes from the south.
The governor made the comment when he received members of a group, Power Rotation Movement, led by the president, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, who is also the president of the Middle Belt Forum.
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In a related development, due to political activities across the country, private jet charter businesses in Nigeria are currently experiencing a boom.
With the 2023 general election approaching and preparations for state and national office elections kicking into high gear, the political class has resumed utilizing the aviation sub-sector.
Since regular scheduled flights may not fit their itineraries, politicians now resort to private jet charters to travel across the country as it allows them to adhere to strict schedules and often hold multiple meetings in different cities and countries.