Women group rallies support for Obi’s victory at poll
The Women’s Wing of Nigeria Anew Movement (NAMO), a political support group, has vowed to mobilise all Nigerian women voters across the country to vote for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi in the February 2023 Presidential election.
Addressing a media parley on the side line of its maiden National Dialogue in Lagos, the National Women Leader of NAMO, Princess Dominica Onugu said her group was poised to mobilise every eligible woman voter, particularly in the rural areas, to vote right in the coming election by voting for Peter Obi whom many Nigerians consider as being more credible in many aspects than other major presidential contenders.
According to Onugu, who was joined at the parley by some other executive committee members of NAMO’s Women’s Wing, the only way Nigerians will get things right in the country is by voting Obi as the next president of Nigeria since he has shown by every stretch of imagination that he possesses the outstanding qualities a 21st Century Nigerian President needs.
“We are tired of those who have presented manifestoes that will end up maintaining the status quo. This is the time for the real change. NAMO supports Peter Obi of Labour Party. With Obi as next President, our children will no longer stay out of school for months due to industrial action of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members. ASUU was on strike for eight months due to lack of trust in the All Progressives Congress (APC) government. If the present day leaders and their political party were trusted by Nigerians, ASUU would have readily agreed with government before the strike began,” she said.
The NAMO female chieftain said with Obi’s pedigree as a former governor of Anambra State where he caused a revolution in education by bringing the state from the 29th position in the West Africa School Certificate examination performance list to the first position, he has more chances of replicating same at the national level if elected president.
The NAMO women equally see Nigeria becoming greater than what it is currently through agricultural revolution as already hinted by Obi, who has repeatedly promised to make the agricultural sector another largest revenue earner like the oil industry.
“By doing so, more people would be gainfully employed with assurance of food security and reduction in prize of commodities. How do we explain a situation where a bag of rice which sold for N7000 a few years ago is now N45,000 at a time many companies and government departments could not afford to pay the N30,000 minimum wage,” she asked.
The NAMO women leader noted that in spite of Nigeria’s riches, which could be used to transform the country into greatness, our leaders have continuously embarked on wastage in governance. She decried the high cost of governance where the Senate President, for example, is having no fewer than 15 official vehicles bought at high costs attached to him.
“If Nigerians vote for Obi in the coming presidential election, we are sure to say good bye to profligacy in governance. We are sure to bid farewell to external borrowing that keeps us servicing debts endlessly. We strongly believe that Peter Obi means well for Nigeria and Nigerians. He stands out as the most credible among the top candidates. Voting for him is voting for a progressive Nigeria where our lost glory would be restored if not wholly but substantially. No other candidate possesses his exceptional qualities other than maintaining the status quo that hinges on squandermania. We are tired of the old order,” she said.