The First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan yesterday encouraged women in Ikom, Cross River State while in continuation of the PDP nationwide women rally to solicit votes for her husband, said the best option for the women of Cross Rivers State and Nigeria as a whole was for them to vote for her husband. She described the president as a man who has the interest of women at heart and should be re-elected. Mrs Jonathan made these statements shortly after inaugurating the 6,000-capacity Ikom Township Stadium.
“I came to thank you for keeping to your promise in 2011 to vote for my husband. And I want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to you to repeat the same thing in the March 28 presidential election.
“My husband, during his first tenure, has performed tremendously and has impacted positively on the people especially women.
“My husband promised to give women 35 per cent appointment in line with the Affirmative Action and he did. Now we are in 2015, and he will do more for the nation and women in particular.”
“You have two options, either President Jonathan or nothing. I am confident that the women, youths and all eligible voters in Cross River will vote for Jonathan and all PDP candidates on March 28 and April 11 elections.
“Those promising you change did not recognise nor regard women when they were in office and it is better you follow a man who has promised to do more for the nation and sworn to keep it, she said.