As campaigns wind to a halt across the country, Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has called on women and youths in Oyo State to leverage on Federal Government’s programmes to enhance their living standard and improve productivity.
Addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members on Wednesday at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, during the national women rally of the PDP, Patience Jonathan went down memory lane, stating that there were incontrovertible evidence that President Jonathan remains the most gender friendly president in the history of the country.
Describing Saturday’s election as a vote for freedom, she noted that thousands of young men and women have benefited from the YouWin Project, which has led to many women being empowered.
Citing different infrastructural development projects across the country, Patience Jonathan sought the support of Oyo State citizens for PDP in the coming elections, to enable the President do more as he promised.
The PDP governorship candidate in the state, Teslim Folarin and the Minister of State FCT, Jumoke Akinjide, both expressed optimism that President Jonathan would get massive votes in the south-west.
Mrs Jonathan had also at a rally in Lagos, reeled out other achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration including youth empowerment, agricultural innovations, education transformation amongst others.
She called on all women to ensure they show their appreciation by voting PDP for continuation.
The rally, which held at the National Stadium in Lagos, witnessed a large turnout of the party’s leadership and supporters.
The First Lady has been touring Nigerian cities seeking support for her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of the 2015 presidential elections scheduled to take place on March 28.