From Suleiman Lawal, Lafia
As the drums of 2023 general election is beating harder, women from various political parties have come under one roof and reaffirmed their support to Hon. Hauwa Muhammad Bawa as member of Nasarawa State House of Assembly during the election.
Speaking to our correspondent, convener of the rally, Mrs. Rebecca Auta gave reason for their unflinching support to the candidature of Hon. Hauwa as she is the only female candidate in Obi I Constituency since the return of the present democracy.
“As I speak to you, all the women that you are seeing here from different political parties have agreed to cast their votes for Hon. Hauwa Bawa aka Chokalin Daddare.
“Not only we will vote for her, but we will make sure our votes are counted and we will protect them to the last point,” Mrs. Auta said.
She added: “Males have marginalized us for long and it is our turn to be part of the state lawmaking process and that will be for better Nasarawa State.”
Also, Madam Rahamat Adamu traced history that since the creation of the state, only one female was elected into the Assembly, Mrs. Marry Ewangulu, who served one term between 2007 and 2011.
“Now that we have one of our own contesting for the seat of the state House of Assembly, no amount of intimidation from people who do not value us will deter us from voting her.
“Our gathering today, there is no issue of APC, PDP, NNPP, PRP, ADC or whatever political party.
“Our main concern is, Hon. Hauwa Muhammad Bawa Obi I Constituency is our project. Nothing more, nothing less,” said her.
Also, the secretary of the women forum, Hajiya Halima Oseshi, begged other candidates from the constituency to disregard any form of segregation and join hand with the forum in championing the cause of electing female candidate for the very first time.
“If wishes are horses as mothers, we are advising our male counterparts to give us this opportunity to produce female lawmakers across the state for vibrant Nasarawa State,” she advised.
Our correspondent, who monitored the activities of the forum, reports that, the candidature of Hon. Bawa has continued to move from strength to strength.