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2019: “I won’t put women in the other room” – Atiku promises

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has promised that if elected, his administration will not relegate women to “the other room”.

Atiku made this known on Friday while soliciting support for his presidential race at the PDP National Womens Conference that held in Abuja.

The former Vice President promised to give 35 percent of the appointment slots in his government to women, adding that women’s lines are always three times that of the men supporting him.

“Between youths and women you have 70 percent of the government. This is to prepare you to take over governance, to take over this country and make it work again,” he said.

“This is your opportunity, you are not going to be put in the other room, I promise you because you have seen my wives here, they are not in the other room.

“In my three decades of politics, the most consistent voters in the Nigerian political process I have seen are women. I have practically seen it when we used to vote in queues not through ballot papers. If I stand as a candidate and I turn my back to look at the lines that are supporting me, the women’s lines are always three times that of the men.”

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