All Female Party Emerges

By Ikenga Chronicles January 16, 2017

A new political party known as Alliance for Feminine Agenda(AFA) has sprung up with former first ladies, Ex-female ministers and ex-governors queuing behind it. The new political association said it would approach the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in the next seven days for registration.

The new political party is coming at a time when the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari had threatened to dump her husband if he eventually decides to contest in 2019.

Present at the inaugural meeting held in Abuja on Sunday evening were former spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari in the defunct Congress for Progressive Change(CPC) Chief Denis Aghauya, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) Abdullahi Jabi,  Hajia Halima Turaki, Florence Wogu, Gladys Abubakar, Hajia Binta Umar, Hajia Gambo Abubakar, Hajia Jumai Lawal Yusuf, Princess Thomas.

The promoters of the new party said they have reached out to prominent Nigerians like former first lady, Patience Jonathan, former Minister of Finance, Okonjo Iweala, former Minister of Petroleum Allison Madueke, and many other women to join the feminine party.

While speaking, Aghauya, who presided over the meeting, said the focus would be to mobilise energies in women and youths in the country.

“It is an ideology driven by women in alliance with the men and youths to ensure justice, equity and unity for the purpose of achieving a new dawn in the polity, so that we can achieve an ideal society different from what we have witnessed since the independence of Nigeria.”

Also speaking, another prominent member, Wogu, revealed that when the party comes on board, it would pursue the idea of part-time legislature, adding that “It is part of our plans to have all the lawmakers having offices at their various constituencies and only have to come to Abuja whenever the need arises for meetings.”

“Women should not be relegated to the background. We don’t believe in affirmative action. Both men and women should be equal,” she said.

They have, however, set-up four sub-committees which include: manifestos committee, Contact and Mobilisation, Finance,and Constitution committee to make its activities go smoothly.

 

Source: Thisday

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