Minna - The Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in Niger said that 15 female aspirants shown interest to contest for
various political offices in 2015 in the state.
Alhaji Hassan Shaba, Publicity Secretary of the chapter,
announced this on Monday.
He said that the aspirants would be given equal opportunity
like their male counterparts, adding that the party was ready to support and
"As part of the party's philosophy, female aspirants will
be supported to contest with their male counterparts. We will not allow
anything to hinder their vision of positive contribution.
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"The state sees the number as an encouragement and showed
the policy of the PDP to have balanced representation for the people,’’ he
NAN reports that the positions contested by the female
aspirants included the Senate, House of Representatives and the state House of
Hajiya Zainab Kure, a serving Senator, would seek
re-election while four are going for the House of Representatives and 10 are
going for the state House of Assembly.
Shaba stressed that the party would offer competitive and
credible candidates, adding that women were part of the category to be
presented in 2015.
Eight candidates are contesting for the gubernatorial seat;
five for Senate; 36 for House of Representatives and 90 for the state House of