The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has assured stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that his administration will adhere strictly to the stipulation of the party on gender affirmation.
He stated this while hosting a meeting of the party stakeholders in preparation ahead of the ward Congress in the State.
According to him, “we are going to respect the position of the party that 30 per cent of positions to be filled during the Congresses should be alloted to women.”
“As a result we must encourage women to participate in this process that would give us new leaders and also allow them to provide the leadership needed irrespective of their gender,” the Governor added.
He expressed confidence that the state’s Ward Congress would be rancour-free as; “Sokoto people are peace-loving and they also believe that dominion comes from Allah.”
The Governor also said he will not influence the process of the Congress in any way including any move to impose candidates on the party.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation of the party’s Congress Committee to the state, Honourable Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi, had noted that the people of the state are known to be peace loving, “so we do not expect the Congress to be marred by irregularities or violence.”
Emphasizing the strategic relevance of the state in the political matrix of the North-West geopolitical zone, Mr Ozomgbachi expressed hope that the way he assisted the party to get control of Zamfara, he should also, “work to capture the remaining states in the zone that do not belong to the PDP.”
Other members of the committee include Hon. Ali Ahmed (Kwara), Hon. Jagaba Adams Jagaba and three others.