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Jonathan hopeful of female president in Nigeria

2015-01-16 22:31
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) embraces leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari during a conference to promote non-violence att ~ STRINGER

Abakaliki - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed the hope of a woman becoming Nigeria’s president in his life time.

Jonathan, who said this at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi, noted that women in the country were intelligent and hard working.

He insisted that women should be encouraged to participate in governance, especially politics.

"My hope is that a female will one day occupy the position of the president of this country.

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"I will also like to see Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in their various field make more global impact,’’ he said.

Jonathan, who commended women for supporting PDP, solicited their support by voting for him in the Feb. 14 presidential poll.

Similarly, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who addressed women at the campaign, urged them to vote for the president as "one of their own".

"Nigerian women, you cannot exchange your own for another.

"You must belong to a place or group where you are accorded full recognition.

"And PDP is that place; we have no other party," she said. 

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