Nigeria’s first lady and wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan has boasted that 100 political parties put together can never defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election.
This is even as the National Women Leader of the PDP, Dr. Kema Chikwe disclosed that the party will field President Goodluck Jonathan as its Presidential candidate in the 2015 Presidential elections.
Both Dame Patience Jonathan and Chikwe spoke at the presentation of “PDP Women in power” calendar 2013 in Abuja.
Chikwe, a member of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party explained that with President Jonathan coming out as the party’s candidate in 2015, it would increase women participation in politics by 50 percent.
She said: “We are even more confident that when President Goodluck Jonathan returns in 2015, women would be talking about 50 percent, no longer 35 percent. As we give him unequivocal, undiluted, unreserved and unlimited support and as we march with him to 2015, PDP women will reach the promised land.”
The national women’s leader while emphasising the position of PDP, however urged the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, who represented President Jonathan at the occasion to tell the President that PDP women were behind him.
Kema said, “tell him that PDP women in every nook and cranny, wherever we are, young or old, beautiful or ugly, tall or short, small or big, we are chatting to Nigerians: all we are saying, give us Goodluck.
“We need to start moving fast to prepare women for future elections. Until we elect 35 percent or more of women in the legislature, the impact of our progress will not be complete. We know of course that next dispensation will attract possible PDP female governors and more deputy governors.”