Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi on Tuesday attended a women’s town hall meeting with his wife Margaret in the Federal Capital Territory.
Themed “Women for a new Nigeria”, the meeting was held at Event Centre, City Park, Abuja.
In a message posted on Twitter after the event, Mr Obi wrote “My dear wife and I attended the town hall meeting themed, ‘Women for a new Nigeria’ in FCT, Abuja. I will carry women along, bring them to the leadership table where decisions are being made, and also allow them to utilize their potential for the betterment of Nigeria.”
Speaking at the event, Mrs Obi said Nigerian women should no longer suffer in silence, promising that their place in her husband’s government is guaranteed if he is elected president.
According to her “There is no better team to lead Nigeria at a time like this than Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
“Women make up 49% of the Nigerian population, and by June this year, women and youth already made up over 75% of the registered voters in Nigeria.
“Why then should we suffer in silence? This is why we are making this call to women, you can and must empower the nation to birth a new Nigeria. When things go bad, women are the ones that suffer the most.
“I, therefore, encourage you to look at what the candidates have to offer you as women. Look at their track record and then vote accordingly. From access to finance to healthcare, and also economic empowerment and inclusive government.”