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Kwara 2019: Our party’ll consider female candidate – Gbemi’s loyalist

 

BY MUMINI ABDULKAREEM

The Chairman of the Kwara State chapter of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Engr. Yinusa Afolabi, at the weekend revealed his party will consider a female candidate for the governorship election in the state, come 2019.
The former commissioner for works in the state was a former chieftain of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN and loyalist of Senator Gbemisola Saraki.
Afolabi, who spoke with National Pilot in an exclusive interview in his office, noted that the party will work to produce the first female governor in the state, adding that despite having the largest population of voters; women have long been marginalised in Kwara politics.
According to him, there is no rule banning female from contesting as Governor or president of the country adding that, “We are hopeful in Kwara to produce the first female governor”.
He disclosed that marginalisation is not only being experienced in chairmanship or councillorship election but also in governorship contest.
He said the party’s decision to field a female candidate for the Anambra governorship election may prompt electorate to vote for female governorship candidates in Kwara and other parts of the country.
Read full interview on page 16.

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