Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, has pledged that if successful in the elections of 2023, he will allocate 40% of the cabinet jobs to women and young people.
He emphasized the role of women and young people in the growth of the country, but he also expressed concern about the high cost of living in Nigeria, attributing it to the Federal Government of the All Progressives Congress’s inability to handle the country’s economy efficiently.
Dino Melaye, the campaign organization’s spokesperson and a former chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, spoke on behalf of Atiku during the inauguration of the Atiku-Okowa Vanguard Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
Titi Abubakar, the presidential candidate’s wife, made an appeal for support to Nigerian women and youth at the event, claiming her husband was well-equipped to save the country and get it back on its feet.
“I would do more for Nigerian women and children if my husband wins office. Atiku promised women and young people a 40% representation in the cabinet; he is a man of his word and he will keep his promise, but only you have the power to make it happen.
“I am appealing to you, our women and youths, don’t sell your conscience and your tomorrow but rather, stand for the right thing and your tomorrow will be better because Atiku will bring back Nigeria’s lost glory,” she stated.
The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including wife of a former Senate President, Mrs Helen Mark, and Director of Support Groups Atiku Campaign Organisation, Hon. Fabiyi Oladimeji.