The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan on Thursday stated that her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan deserved another term in office and the support of women in the country because he had kept his promises to Nigerian women.
While speaking during the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Women Campaign Rally held in Makurdi, Benue State, She said; “today pregnant women enjoy free antenatal care, we have realized our 35 percent affirmative action and more women are beginning to realize their potentials under this administration.
Also speaking about the Opposition party, Dame Jonathan asked Nigerian women to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as its candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) stating that the 72 year old man has nothing to offer Nigerians.
Wife of the Benue state Governor, Arch. Yemisi Suswam, lauded the efforts of Dame Jonathan for carrying women along, particularly in the actualization of 35 percent affirmative action for women. The first lady was described as a reliable woman who had remained firm in supporting her husband to record resounding success in governance.
Mrs Suswam said Benue women were desirous of President Goodluck Jonathan’s return to Aso Rock because of his impressive achievement in all sectors of Nigeria’s economy.
Wife of the Senate President, Helen Mark, in her speech said the women of the state would vote the PDP in all the elective positions, and urged all women to turn out en-masse to vote all PDP candidates in the elections.