Women of the South East region, yesterday, converged on Umuahia, the Abia State capital for a rally to seek support for the 2023 presidential aspiration of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
Tagged: One Million Women March For Yahaya Bello, the rally featured street walk and display of placards with various inscriptions applauding Bello’s aspiration, describing him as the most suitable candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The women praised Bello, insisting that he was the only governor in the country that has appointed a woman as his Aide De Camp (ADC) and others into positions which other governors reserved exclusively for men.
Prominent among the women were members of some non-governmental organisations, civil society groups, religious and professional bodies, women in media, politics, Nollywood actors, market women and women entrepreneurs, among others, who staged the rally under the aegis of Women United for Yahaya Bello (WUYABEL).
Addressing the women at Abia Hotel Umuahia after the street walk, Vice President, Nigerian Women Arise for Nigeria (NIWAFON), South-East Zone, Mrs. Josephine Orauno, who represented the Global President, Dr. Hannatu Adeeko, said women were more united than ever to ensure that they support Bello, who had shown the real worth of women in governance.
A Nollywood actress, Ogechi Obilonu, who led other South East Nollywood actors, including Phil Daniels, Amaka Offor and Faith Ononiwu, among others to the rally, urged women to support Bello’s aspiration due to his strong belief in women.
Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Mrs. Ezinne Udo Uduma, joined other speakers to urge Nigerian women to support Bello, describing him as “the leading contender for the country’s presidency in 2023.”