Published on November 8, 2015 in Global News at 4:32 pm – No Comments
Reactions have continued to trail the declaration of Mama Taraba, Alhaja Jummai Aisha Alha$$an, as the duly elected governor of Taraba State by the Governorship Petition Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Saturday.
The latest is coming from Senator Gbemisola Saraki, who described Alha$$an’s victory as a victory for all Nigerian women.
Speaking through her media aide, Abdul Muhammed, Sen. Saraki commended her resilience and determination in the face of opposition.
She said: “This is yet another historic moment for Nigeria, particularly the women and the advocates who have struggled over the years for equality in the political space.
“It is a milestone that would revolutionize our perception about women leadership and its prospect for true democracy.
“The victory is not only that of Senator Alha$$an, the people of Taraba, nor the APC alone, but for all Nigerian women, political and non-political, Muslims and Christians at home and in diaspora, who have fought diligently over the years for equality in party politics and in government appointments.”
Sen. Saraki equally described the victory as a “monumental victory for Nigeria’s democracy and a validation that real change is here to stay.”