Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto
The aspiration of the only female aspirant in Sokoto state, Hajiya Sa’adatu Yunusa, to become member of the Federal House of Representatives, get a boost as coalition of youths and women groups in her constituency mobilize supports for her.
The coalition groups comprising of APC Youths Stakeholders Forum, Gamji Women and Youths Forum, Progressive Network for Democracy, N-Power Volunteers Forum, APC Door-Door Mobilization, Area Youths Council from the three local government areas among others, appealed to elders, political parties’ bigwigs and the public to support Hajia Sa’adatu Yunusa, in her aspiration.
Hajiya Yunusa, the only female aspirant for the Bodinga/Tureta/Dange-Shuni federal constituency in Sokoto state under the umbrella of All Progressive Party (APC), in the state, also vie for same ticket in the 2019 elections.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Sokoto, a youth leader, Yusuf Sani, said Yunusa is capable to win the election in recognition of her achievement and contribution to the constituency and the state at large.
According to him, “Hajiya Yunusa being a lawyer and philanthropist, floated a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Sa’ar Mata Foundation (SMF), targeted at empowering youths, women, physically challenged persons and other vulnerable.
“She also strives in supporting education development, securing admissions for students as well as assist graduates to secure jobs and other opportunities in government establishments, national and international institutions.
”A person with such pedigree and wealth of experience, dedication to selfless services needs all necessary supports because, when she emerges as a federal lawmakers, she will do more.”
Dr Abubakar Alkali, a university don and public affairs analyst, described Hajiya Yunusa as a vibrant and capable aspirant that need APC, as a platform to win election into the Federal House of Representatives.
Alkali, however, enjoined APC stakeholders and electorate to consider her quality and credibility and accord her the opportunity to contribute her quota to national development.
In her remark, Hajia Hadiza Shagari, also back the call for increased enlightenment to ensure engagement of more women into inactive politics stressing that they have a lot to contribute in the society.