Ahead of the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election, women in the state have thrown their weight behind the aspiration of Barr Natasha Akpoti, the Social Democratic Party, candidate of Social Democratic Party.
The women under the aegis of Kogi East Women for change and development gave the endorsement when they paid a courtesy call on the State Chairman of the SDP, Alh Mouktar Atimah, pledged their support for the SDP candidate.
Speaking on behalf of the women, Mariam Lambo, described the SDP candidate as a symbol of empowerment for women and youths, said the group has began mobilization of women across the state in support of Barr. Natasha.
The group hinged their support for the female governorship candidate on the premise of her agitation for the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex, which she noted has the capacity to improve the well-being of families and engage the state’s teeming youths.
The spokesperson urged women irrespective of political parties to rally support for the SDP candidate, said women should use the coming election to change the narrative that women are their greatest enemy by Voting another woman.
She described Barr. Natasha as having the capacity to turn around the state’s fortune to that of prosperity, assured of a new dawn if she is elected in November.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of SDP, Alhaji Mouktar Atimah commended the women for seeing the light in SDP candidate, assuring that for a woman whose struggle has been about the people, if elected she would make the living standard of citizens her priority.
The Chairman described SDP as the new bride of Kogi people, pointing out that the bigger political parties have failed in providing governance in the past, has left the people with no option but to embrace the SDP.
He assured that the women would be carried along when the party forms government, described SDP as a people oriented party with welfarism as their core mandate.