2023: We will ensure that Ugwuanyi becomes president
The North Central Women’s Forum met in Kaduna on Tuesday and decided to use its resources to ensure that Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is elected President in 2023.
The forum said his decision to support Ugwuanyi, whom they affectionately call ‘Gburugburu’, was informed by his entrenchment of peace and good governance in Enugu, as well as his help for women and the oppressed to develop their companies.
The group which had members from Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Plateau, Benue, Kogi States and the Federal Capital Territory held a “crucial meeting on who to support in the upcoming 2023 elections”, at Epitome Hotel, Barnawa, Kaduna State, with an appeal to all Nigerians to support the transfer of power to the Igbos, ‘because it is long overdue’.
According to the forum, the decision to hold the meeting in Kaduna was strategic, as they expressed concern over threats of political division, insecurity, high rate of poverty and unemployment and socio-economic issues militating against the progress and development of Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress Regime.
In a statement jointly signed by the forum coordinator after the meeting, the group decided to throw their weight behind Ugwuanyi, whom they described as the most women-friendly governor and a detribalized leader.
The nine-point statement jointly signed by the Coordinator and Secretary of the North Central Women’s Forum, Christian Azege, and the Secretary, Hajiya Amina Kure, read: “He is currently the only governor of a state, who has come to edge and remembered the welfare of women, traders and the oppressed.
“One of the reasons we have decided to endorse Governor Ugwuanyi as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023 is his extensive Trader Empowerment Program launched in 2017 to help genuine women traders and various businesses, regardless of state of origin, religion or ethnic origin”.
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