The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu has called on the party women leaders to reconnect with women at the grassroots.
At the Women leaders meeting held in Abuja, Dr Ayu said that without women and youth at the grassroots level elections could not be won.
He said; “I want all State women leaders and Zonal leaders to lay emphasis on the ordinary woman at the grassroots level.
That is where the votes are.
“It is only by mobilising them that we will be able to achieve victory because I believe women constitute at least 55 per cent of the population if not more.
Therefore, if we don’t mobilise them properly, we will not make any progress,’‘ Dr Ayu said.
He urged women to come together and take active role in the 2023 general elections by vying for positions including presidency.
Research has shown that women performed well when in elective positions.
So we want more woman in elective and appointive positions at all levels.
“The history, whether in today’s advanced countries of Britain, France, Germany, the United States, woman, had always fight for their rights and those rights they have achieved considerably.
”We welcome glamorous women who are ready to work with ordinary people,” Dr Ayu explained.
The PDP National Women Leader, Professor Stella Attoe, said that the purpose of the meeting was to see how the women leaders could come together and form a formidable force with the youth and men to win 2023 General elections.
Professor Attoe said; “In rescuing and rebuilding Nigeria, it’s not just a sole agenda of the male folk… As women, we must come out and play our own parts along with the male folk in getting this country rebuilt.
She said that the meeting was not going to be usual women meeting, as resolutions would be reached to assist the party National Working Committee to work for victory in 2023.
The party National Youth Leader, Mr Muhammed Suleiman also agreed that no politics could be done without women.
Mr Suleiman urged the women leaders to relate well with the grassroots and pass the party information to women leaders at the wards level.
2023: PDP national Chairman woos women at grassroots