I’ll consider gender balance in making appointments if elected – Atiku

November 23, 2022

1.2 min readCategories: News

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to replicate the policy of gender balance in the appointment of women into sensitive cabinet positions.

He renewed his pledge for an all-inclusive government if elected come February 2023.

Atiku said this during the inauguration of the PDP Women Campaign Council, in Abuja, on Wednesday.

According to him, women have proven themselves as less corrupt and more committed to the democratic process because female voters are known to outnumber the male folk in successive elections.

He recalled a trip he undertook to Sweden while in office as Vice President of Nigeria.

The PDP candidate said, “ Women are the most loyal party members, that was why in PDP we went to create length to make sure that we encourage women and we support women to participate actively in our democratic process and nation building.

“When I was vice-president, I travelled to a country in Europe called Sweden. The Head of government was a woman, Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was a woman, the Minister of Finance was a woman, the Minister of Education was a woman.

“When I looked at my delegation, it was all men and I was embarrassed. I then committed myself to making sure that as long as I remain in politics, I will promote the advancement of women.

“Therefore, we had no hesitations whatsoever in between 1999 and 2015 to make sure at the very minimal we complied with the Beijin Declaration.”

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