Saturday, January 10, 2015 4:30 am
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only party that has the interest of Nigerian women.
The first lady, who made the remark at the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally in Enugu, thanked the Igbo people for casting their votes for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.
She enjoined women to vote for Jonathan for the second term because he would further uplift their status and presence in government.
She added that “PDP is the only party that has the interests of women at heart.
“Women should vote for a president who gave us 35 per cent affirmative action and the opportunity to be heard.
“Women who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should endeavour to do so to be able to vote for the president in February.’’
The first lady recalled that in 2011, she and her husband were in Enugu to solicit for the support of the Igbo.
She said “we promised them that they would not enter the villa through the backdoor and we fulfilled our promises.
“Today, we have come again to solicit for your votes for better benefits to Igbo and the womenfolk.’’
She expressed confidence in the ability of President Jonathan to make the country better and more developed.