2015 Elections: Patience urges women to vote Jonathan to preserve their stake in Nigeria

By Post Nigeria December 23, 2014 09:47

2015 Elections: Patience urges women to vote Jonathan to preserve their stake in Nigeria

The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan has enjoined all Nigerian women to turn up en mass to vote for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during the 2015 general elections.

The First Lady, who spoke while receiving an award from the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) in Abuja, said President Jonathan has fulfilled his promise to Nigerian women on the 35 percent affirmative action.

She said with the high number of positions he has given women in his administration, he has given them a voice and the representation they deserve.

She stated that all that was left was for women to do their part by voting him for a second term.

Dame Patience, who had earlier laid the foundation of the NCWS motherhood centre, thanked the organization for the award, saying it would spur her to do more on women empowerment.

She urged women to keep religion and politics separated.

The wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Namadi Sambo, who was also in attendance said Nigerian women identified with the NCWS’ award to Dame Patience Jonathan for her commendable accomplishments in uplifting the status of Nigerian women.

Benue State governor’s wife, Yemisi Suswam who spoke on behalf of the governors’ wives at the event, urged women to vote and stay behind until all the votes are counted.