A former Governor of Sokoto State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has charged women to continue to defend their votes in order to deepen the nation’s democracy.
The lawmaker, who gave the charge in a message to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day on Wednesday, said the contribution of women voters to the survival of democracy was immeasurable.
Wamakko explained that in his constituency of Sokoto, women have been at the forefront of active participation in elections for decades, appealing that they should sustain the tempo of their commitment to democratic governance by ensuring that their votes continue to count.
Wamako, in the statement, noted that Sokoto state and indeed Nigeria’s democratic space would not have recorded success without the valuable contribution of women to the process.
He said, “On this occasion of the International Women’s Day for the year 2023, I salute the resilience of our womenfolk and commitment to voting in all elections as active participants in political transition in general.
“I pray that Allah almighty bless the input of our women in ensuring the deepening of democracy and I wish to enjoin them to embrace the culture of defending their votes anywhere, any day because they have the constitutional rights to do so.”