All Progressives Congress (APC) women across the country led by wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari, yesterday stormed Edo State in support of Mr Godwin Obaseki, saying that victory for the party in the forthcoming election is non-negotiable.
The women shortly after a courtesy visit to Obaseki, also visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Uhogua community, Ovia North East, where they donated food stuff, writing materials and toiletries.
Represented by the APC Women leader in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Mrs Hailmary Aipoh, Mrs. Buhari said they were in the state in solidarity with the Obaseki campaign organization and to equally remind the candidate that “he must remember our women and children when he wins because he will win”.
He added: “Governor Oshiomhole is our great brother who has done us proud in Edo with his developmental projects, so we are always with him. APC has done well for Edo people and that is why we are saying continuity.”
The South South zonal woman leader of the APC, Mrs Racheal Akpabio, who commended the wife of the President for her assistance in the provision of writing materials and food stuff for the IDPs, equally expressed joy with the concern shown by the first lady as regards Edo State election, declaring that the women will give all necessary support to ensure that Obaseki emerges victorious.
“Winning in the Edo election is non- negotiable because this is the only state APC has in the South South and we intend to get more states in this region, so we are not giving this one out to anybody. Our women must go back home and talk to their husbands, children and tell them what APC has done in Edo State for them”, Mrs. Akpabio said.
“Responding, Obaseki who expressed joy for the visit, promised that if elected, his administration will invest on women.
“You will see that 57 per cent of our population are women. It follows common sense and logic that if you put more resources into women empowerment, you will develop our economy”, Obaseki said.