The promise was declared on Saturday when Women of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gathered in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to rally support for President Jonathan’s second term bid at the popular IBB square.
Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of the president, who addressed the rally said the 10 per cent increase from the initial 35 per cent affirmative action was to reward the Nigerian women who had done exceptionally well for the nation.
The crowd of mainly PDP supporter at the IBB square, Makurdi, was led by governor Gabriel Suswam, his wife and top leaders of the party. They had come to welcome Nigeria’s first lady, who was in Benue State for the PDP women campaign for Jonathan.
Also at the rally, were different women support groups, seeking the re-election of the President.
The wife of the Benue State governor, Yemisi Suswam, who led the women groups to the PDP women rally for Jonathan, urged them to do the needful on election day.
While the PDP women leader, Kema Chikwe and Mrs Sophie Terzor, wife of the PDP governorship candidate in Benue assured the first lady of their total support.
Governor Suswam also urged the women not to disappoint him, as they had always been his loyal supporters.
The coordinator of the Goodluck-Sambo Campaign Organisation in Benue, Mr Sam Odeh, while commending PDP women, said that the President had impacted positively on their lives to warrant their support.