LG election: Adamawa PDP women clamour for vice chair position in 21 LGAs

Barely one week after Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s directive to PDP leadership and stakeholder’s in the state to produce women as deputy chairmanship candidates in July 13th local Government election, the Adamawa state PDP Woman Leader, Mrs Suzy Mark Zira, has called on the stakeholders to present women leaders across the 21 local governments as the deputy chairmanship candidates.

She made this appeal at a press conference in Yola, organised by Garga Foundation known for promoting women participation in politics.

She explained that women leaders in all the 21 local governments had contributed greatly to the success of the party, shown capacity and potentials to serve as runningmates.

“We are calling on the stakeholders and the party to allow women leaders in the various local governments to serve as deputy chairmen because they have proved to be loyal ,contributed greatly to the successes of the party and have the potentials and all it takes to serve in that capacity”, she said.

She further called on the people of the state to vote women in the forthcoming local government election to witness real dividends of democracy, adding that if women were entrusted with public office, they would perform better going by their empathy and love for children.

According to her, the people of Adamawa had every reason to celebrate democracy because democracy worked  in the state and resulted into massive infrastructural drive in all parts of the state.

Zira commended the governor for carrying women along in his administration and in his development strides, noting that they had never had it so good like now and prayrdl for a successor that will build upon the governor legacies.

She also commended Garga Foundation for always being in the forefront of championing the cause of women and their participation in politics with a call on other political parties in the state to imitate the PDP by reserving all their deputy chairmanship slot to party women leaders.