The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to give 40 per cent of his cabinet positions to women and youths if elected in the 2023 elections.
While emphasising the importance of women and youths in national development, he raised concern over the high cost of living in Nigeria, blaming it on the failure of the Federal Government of the All Progressives Congress to effectively manage the nation’s economy.
Atiku, represented by a former chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory and Spokesperson of his campaign organisation, Dino Melaye, expressed the view during the inauguration of the Atiku-Okowa Vanguard Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
At the event, the wife of the presidential candidate, Titi Abubakar, appealed to Nigerian women and youths for support, saying that her husband was well prepared to rescue the nation and bring it back to working ways.
“If my husband is elected, I will do more for Nigerian children and women. Atiku has promised women and youths 40 per cent in the cabinet, he is a man of his word and he will do it but it is you alone that can make it happen.
“I am appealing to you, our women and youths, don’t sell your conscience and your tomorrow but rather, stand for the right thing and your tomorrow will be better because Atiku will bring back Nigeria’s lost glory,” she stated.
The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including wife of a former Senate President, Mrs Helen Mark, and Director of Support Groups Atiku Campaign Organisation, Hon. Fabiyi Oladimeji.