Plateau PDP guber candidate stresses need to give women voice
Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Caleb Mutfwang, has said that giving women a voice is a necessity, if the society must move forward.
While unveiling his running mate, Josephine Piyo, at the PDP secretariat in Jos, yesterday, Mutfwang said he had to demonstrate his capacity for leadership by taking a very tough decision for the choice of a deputy.
“Fortunately for me, I had an array of qualified men and women to choose from. Ironically, it was a difficult one since it can only be one person. In making the decision, I consulted with leaders of the party, stakeholders and various caucuses.”
He noted that in the course of his campaigns before the primary election, he made a commitment to give a voice to the voiceless.
According to him, a critical segment of the society that is often neglected in leadership considerations is the women folk.
“Yet they form a formidable percentage of our population. For me, giving them a voice is a compelling necessity.
“I, therefore, have the honour and privilege of introducing to our party members and Plateau people a respected Plateau woman, mother, grandmother, a daughter of Barkin Ladi and wife of the people of Riyom. She was trained as a healthcare worker and served as a public administrator before becoming a consummate politician. Behold Mrs. Josephine Piyo, my running mate,” he added.