The women’s wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State chapter, has decried attempts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to misrepresent the statement credited to Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the recent South-South women’s rally of the party in the state.
In a statement signed by the State’s women leader, Dr (Mrs.) Aisosa Amadasun in Benin, the state capital, APC said the mischief and ill-will evident in recent publications misrepresent the utterances of Mrs. Buhari, which depict the usual desperation of the PDP to misinform Nigerians for cheap political gains.
The statement noted that “Hajiya Buhari at the rally addressed important national issues especially those affecting women without prejudice against any part of the country”.
The statement noted that what the wife of the APC presidential candidate said in each zone of the country is different.
The statement also quoted Mrs. Buhari as saying, “For me, in this zone, girl child trafficking should be considered one of our problems, though I know there is unemployment. The unemployment is the major factor that contributes to brain drain and also the girl-child trafficking. General Muhammadu Buhari is a leader, he was a leader, he led Nigeria some decades ago, and he is coming back now to sanitize the system.
“When my husband is elected, all these are going to be history. The insecurity, the girl-child trafficking, sufferings of widows in the South-East will come to an end.
“There must be a design – a cultural design that can accommodate the widow, and then a design that can make the girl-child comfortable wherever she is in the country. She doesn’t need to leave her country to go and prostitute elsewhere. It is not her portion. Her portion is to have a moral, a high standard moral society for her to live, get married, have children, train them and also mould them to become the future of our leaders”.
The Edo State APC Women Wing further noted, “It is evident from her statement that Hajiya Buhari only spoke as a mother and patriot who is committed to the well-being of the Nigerian girl-child, widows and the female gender in general”.