Tuesday March 02, 2021 3:11 AM

Why Nigeria needs a female President now, says Akwa-Ibom Dep Speaker

The Deputy Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Felicia Bassey, has said that it is high time a woman became  president of Nigeria

Bassey said while reacting to the emergence of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as the head of the World Trade Organisation and Kamala Harry as Vice President of the United States of America, USA.

Acccording to her, Nigerian women are very intelligent and they have the ability to rule Nigeria

Speaking to newsmen, the lawmaker said the economic and security challenges would be overcome if a woman becomes the President.

She said, ‘Nigeria should emulate the United States of America by considering ceding the presidency to women if the eluded development is to be attained.

“We, the women are ready to make a big difference. Try us; try a woman and Nigeria would be better. If the world can accept Ngozi Okonjo-iweala, a Nigerian, a woman, a black as the head of WTO, we are not talking of Nigeria or even African organization here, but the whole world organisation, then is it Nigeria that we cannot rule?

“We have intellectuals; we have women with fear of God; we have women with conscience. All these cabal issues are not for women. We are mothers; we know what is good for our children and we know if Nigeria is in a woman’s hand, peace would be a priority.

“We will not be party to anything that would lead to shedding of blood. It wouldn’t be war upon war all the time but peace all through. And where there is peace, there is progress.

“Nigeria should try a woman and all will be well; economically we will manage well; there would be zero tolerance for corruption. Let Nigerians know that we, the women are ready. They should try us as State governors or even as vice president and let the men listen because women would not go there for competition rather to bring peace when the heat is on.”

She also said that she has the belief that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would take over power at the federal level soon.

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