*says they are bent on taking back power from APC
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Wife of the running mate to the Kaduna State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mrs. Deborah John Ayuba has called on women across the 23 local government areas to work round the clock to ensure the party secure victory in the 2023 general elections from top to bottom.
She made the call when hosting the Women Wing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State from Zone 3 and 2.
Mrs. John Ayuba who appreciated them for their show of love and solidarity, expressed optimism that when the party became victorious in the forthcoming elections, the challenges facing the country including insecurity, corruption and hunger would be tackled head on.
“The purpose of calling for this meeting is for me to be able to meet with women leaders at the various local government areas to ensure that all women work hard for the success of the election that is coming forth in 2023 because we want to take that power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Not only that, the kidnapping and other challenges of insecurity are too much, that.when you visit some villages, you discover that most of the villagers are either in the camps or have been driven away from their ancestral homes and these have made us to advise women to stand up and work hard for the success of the 2023 elections from top to bottom,” she explained.
The Women Wing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has said that it is ready to work with relevant stakeholders including organizations and religious groups to ensure the party emerges victorious in the forthcoming general elections in 2023.
PDP Women Leader in Kaduna State, Mrs. Murna S. Amboson who led the delegation, gave the assurance during the parley.
Mrs. Murna S. Amboson pointed out that the meeting is part of efforts to develop a strategic plan towards sensitizing women leaders across board on the need for an intensive grassroots campaign for the party.
The PDP women leader decried the challenges facing the country, ranging from insecurity, hunger and economic downturn among others, and stressed the need for people especially women in the state to campaign massively for the party to ensure power returns in 2023.
She described the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan as a bridge builder and unifier, who has the capacity to save the state from the numerous challenges bedeviling it, adding that a vote for the party in the state is that of peace, unity and development.
“Every woman that is a PDP member belongs to an organization and religious group, Christian or Muslim and one of our strategies is to harness these women together, and a lot of us are already talking to these women in the religious groups and other women organizations,
“In PDP, we are masters of strategy, we have our strategies on ground and we are already putting them into action, what we have done today is part of our strategy. It remains with us, we will execute it and the people will see it and it would yield results,” Mrs. Ambosom said.
Speaking on behalf of the women party leaders, Mrs Tabitha Yakubu Bako from Zangon Kataf Local Government Area said voter education and enlightenment are key to achieving the set goals and objectives.
She called on the public to shun politics of religion and denomination and focus on the party that has the capacity to deliver dividends of democracy for the people to promote growth and development of the country.
“One of the major steps we came up with today is the need for voter education, to ensure people are not misled by religion and denomination in politics that has not yielded results in time past,
“What we need to do now is to look at competence, let us look at these parties and see what they have for us, PDP has been in government before, APC has also been in government, so we can compare what happened during PDP and APC regime,
“We don’t need anybody to tell us what the difference is, it’s very clear that PDP in her own time was very fair to everyone, they talk about corruption, we’ve never had it as bad as we have in this government,
“In PDP government, whatever we did at that time was aimed at ensuring that the electorate get the dividends of democracy but today, they are concerned about themselves.
“They promised us security during their campaigns and they discredited PDP government but today it’s worst than we had in that government, bandits are all over the place, kidnappers are there, herders-farmers clashes everywhere and government doesn’t care about the welfare and security of the populace,
The women leaders of the party in the state were confident that when PDP return to power, they will build on their past mistakes and work towards improving the security, welfare and general wellbeing of the people in the country.