Nigerian President and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during a rally in Maiduguri on January 24, 2015. Boko Haram fighters have killed 15 villagers near Maiduguri, the epicen ~ TUNJI OMIRIN
Bauchi - First Lady, Dame Patience
Jonathan, said in Bauchi on Friday that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had
done enough for women to deserve their mandate in forthcoming elections.
Represented by the wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina
Sambo, the First Lady said at a rally organized by women that most of the
projects undertaken by the PDP-led administration, touched on the lives of
She listed the projects to include roads, revitalization of
the Railway transportation system, provision of health facilities and
drugs, among others, all of which had direct bearing on women and children in
"Part of the commitments expressed by this administration
under the PDP, is ensuring health of women, just as I have now
inaugurated a health facility, built for women and children in this state,
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She therefore urged women to reward the present
administration for the good work, by voting the PDP at all levels in the
forthcoming general elections.
In his remarks, Bauchi State Governor, Malam Isa
Yuguda, thanked women in the state for their support to the present
administration, and urged them not to relent in their efforts.
In her speech, wife of the State Governor, Hajiya Aisha
Yuguda, urged women to ensure that they collected their permanent voters’ card,
to enable them elect candidates fielded by the PDP.
Women Leader of PDP in the state, Hajiya Asabe Tirwun,
pledged that women in the state were ready to come out en-mass to elect PDP
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that earlier, the
wife of the Vice president had inaugurated a health facility in Bauchi,
established by the state government, to carter for women and children.
Over 2,000 women groups from the 20 local government areas
of the state attended the rally.