The women’s wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has decried attempts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to misrepresent the pronouncements of Hajiya A’isha Buhari at the recent APC South-South women’s rally in the state.
In a statement in Benin, the Edo State capital, and signed by the State’s women leader, Dr (Mrs.) Aisosa Amadasun the APC said the mischief and ill-will evident in recent publications misrepresent the utterances of Hajiya A’isha Buhari, which depict the usual desperation of the PDP to misinform Nigerians for cheap political gains.
The statement noted that “Hajiya Buhari at the rally addressed important national issues especially those affecting women without prejudice against any part of the country.
“For clarification”, the statement noted, “Hajiya Buhari had said, in each zone of the country, problems differ. For me, in this zone, girl child trafficking should be considered one of our problems, though I know there is unemployment. The unemployment is the major factor that contributes to brain drain and also the girl-child trafficking. General Muhammadu Buhari is a leader, he was a leader, he led Nigeria some decades ago, and he is coming back now to sanitize the system.
“When my husband is elected, all these are going to be history. The insecurity, the girl-child trafficking, sufferings of widows in the South-East will come to an end.
“There must be a design – a cultural design that can accommodate the widow, and then a design that can make the girl-child comfortable wherever she is in the country. She doesn’t need to leave her country to go and prostitute elsewhere. It is not her portion. Her portion is to have a moral, a high standard moral society for her to live, get married, have children, train them and also mould them to become the future of our leaders.”
“It is evident from her statement that Hajiya Buhari only spoke as a mother and patriot who is committed to the well-being of the Nigerian girl-child, widows and the female gender in general,” the statement by the Edo State APC Women Wing noted.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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