First Lady Aisha Buhari has implored leaders in the North to copy the template used in the South West when it comes to the choice of deputy governors.
Speaking on the crisis rocking Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), she asked politicians in the north to learn from the exemplary practice of their South West counterparts in enthroning women as deputy governors.
Adamawa APC has been engulfed in crisis after the party’s governorship primary won by Senator Aishatu Binani which one of the aspirants, Malam Nuhu Ribadu rejected and went to court.
The Federal High Court last month nullified the primary and declared the party had no governorship candidate in the State.
Displeased with the verdict, the APC as well as Binani, swiftly approach the Court of Appeal for its judgement.
The case has since divided the party between members supporting Binani and those supporting Ribadu. The first lady reportedly belongs to Ribadu’s camp.
But an Appeal Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State capital, on Thursday, November 24th, vacated the lower court judgment and declared Binani as the APC governorship candidate in Adamawa.
Weighing in on the matter in an Instagram post on Tuesday, the President’s wife said, “In the name of Allah, I wish to thank Adamawa State APC Leaders for the courtesy visit they paid on me, on November 18, 2022.
“As an indigene of the State, a mother a Grand Mother and the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I would like to reaffirm my support for the genuine concern of our party leaders, as well as COMMIT TO STEPPING INTO THE PROBLEM so that reason and common sense will prevail in Adamawa politics.
“I would again like to repeat my appeal to respected leaders in the North to learn from the exemplary practice of their Southwest counterparts in enthroning women as Deputy Governors in states as a gradual approach to obtaining gender inclusion in our polity,” she wrote.
“This is a most realistic step in our efforts at attaining gender justice instead of supporting the pursuit of the misplaced ambition of an individual do-or-die politician.”