The first lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Monday, November 24, 2014, called on well meaning Nigerians especially the female folks to re-elect her husband, President Goodlick Jonathan in the upcoming general elections billed for February 14, 2014.
She made the call in Abuja while flagging off a two- day national conference on women and 2015 election tagged “Making a Difference,” initiated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and the United Nations Development Project (UNDP)..
According to AIT reports, Mrs Jonathan Lady said it is time for Nigerian women to show appreciation to President Jonathan by coming out en mass to vote for him, for being gender sensitive by appointing women into key political offices.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, who represented the First Lady, stated that women must be ready to invest their time and resources to create more opportunities for their participation in policy making as well contribute their quota to nation’s economic and political growth.
He also urged the National Assembly to implement the national policy for gender, while admonishing women especially political aspirants to seize the opportunity of the conference to acquire leadership training and be informed of the of the proper electoral processes that will help in the development of the country.