By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
The Chairperson of Women and Youths Support for Atiku (WAYSA) and wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Hajiya Fati Atiku Abubakar has appealed to the Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Dr. Hashimi ll Ibn Umar Elkanemi and the Emir of Biu, Mai Umar Mustapha ll to urge their subjects to cast their votes for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming general election.
She equally appealed to women and youth in the areas to give maximum support to the presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar for creation of jobs, as well as ending insecurity and youth restiveness in the region.
The PDP Presidential Candidate’s wife made the appeal at the weekend, when she toured Zone A of Yobe State and Southern part of Borno State to canvass for votes for Atiku Abubakar as president in the 2023 presidential election.
In Yobe State, the WAYSA Chairperson who is an indigene of Borno State, visited Alhaji Dr. Shehu Hashimi II ibn Umar Elkanemi, the Emir of Damaturu, where she stated that, the traditional leaders are the custodians of the land, hence the need to visit and seek for their blessings, prayers towards the emergence of her husband as president in the 2023 election.
” I urge women, youth and supporters of the PDP to vote massively for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming general election. I am here today to inform you that my husband Atiku Abubakar is contesting the presidential election in 2023, so we need your support for him to win the election.
“I am your daughter and your in-law is my husband. So, I am here to seek your support for his presidential ambition. I promise by the grace of God if my husband wins the election, things will be far different with the current situation we are facing today,” Atiku’s wife said.
She called on the people irrespective of religion, tribe, gender and political affiliation to vote for her husband in the forthcoming general election.
“This is our time to produce the next president from the zone, we have great people, we have businessmen, we have educated people and have every fundamental human right to support who we wish,” She said.
The Emir who was gladden by her visit and efforts noted that, as she is a daughter of Borno and Yobe states, there is the need to fully support their daughter in realising her husband’s ambition, describing Atiku Abubakar as a man of honour.
In a similar development, the Chairperson of WAYSA Hajiya Fati also visited the Emir of Biu in Southern Borno, Mai Umar Mustapha 11, where she solicited for support, prayers and blessing from the royal father, stressing that, the efforts being made to rescue and recover Nigeria can not be achieved without the full support of the traditional rulers.
She expressed Atiku Abubakar’s readiness to rescue the country as well as his economic recovery plans aimed towards uplifting Nigerians out of poverty.
Southern Borno Women gathered in thousands to have an interactive session with Hajiya Fati in a Town Hall Meeting in Biu.
In their separate remarks, they all reiterated their commitment to vote for PDP from the top to bottom.