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Atiku will focus on women empowerment after 2023 victory, says Rukaiya

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
06 December 2022   |   8:12 am
PRINCESS Rukaiya, wife of former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed her husband's plans to focus on women empowerment if elected President in 2023.

Nigerian former Vice President Atiku Abubakar attends the opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primaries in Abuja, on May 28, 2022. – Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar on May 28, 2022 won the opposition party PDP’s primary to choose its candidate for the 2023 presidential election, according to ballot results. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Princess Rukaiya, wife of former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed her husband’s plans to focus on women empowerment if elected President in 2023.

Rukaiya, who stated this at a town hall meeting in Kaduna as part of a campaign for the PDP candidate stated that more women would be trained to acquire skills for empowerment.

She said: I am here to remind you, to thank you and also, to ask for a favour from you when the election comes.

Please, support my husband, support Aishiru Kudan, Kaduna State Governorship candidate and other contestants in the Peoples Democratic Party.

“I will also come back to empower women and I will follow ward by ward and take at least, 10 people from each ward to empower them.”

She expressed appreciation to the people of Kaduna for their support and their support for her husband in the last election.

“I want to appreciate you again and again because Kaduna State massively voted for my husband at the last election; he even said it himself.”

At the town hall meeting were the wife of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mrs Ramalan Yero, wife of the governorship candidate, Mrs Amina Yakowa; wife of the Sokoto State governorship candidate, Hajiya Ramalat Isah Ashiru; the National Woman Leader, Hajiya Aisha Ubandoma as well as the Zonal Woman Leader, Hajiya Mariya Waziri.