The national body of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its readiness to hold its national convention on February 26.
Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, disclosed this on Tuesday while deliverying his speech at the Progressives Women Congress held in Abuja.
The interim APC Chairman said that he was looking forward to the support of the women at the convention.
He said: “The women group no doubt constitute a large proportion of Nigeria’s population therefore, your role in nation building, political and socio-economic development of our country cannot be over emphasized.
“Today, Nigeria proudly parades a good number of women at the Federal and state levels, as well as in political offices serving with excellence.
“At the home front, you define the future of the country through great values and support to your spouses which helps in shaping the society and modelling the present and future of the country.
“Politically, women have always played key roles in our electioneering process and administration. You remain the best and most reliable mobilizers of support to any political party and its candidates. You have always been there on queue on election days.
“It is in realisation of these great roles that the APC, has as a matter of deliberate policy always reserve some spaces to carry the women along at all levels.
“The party under my stewardship conducted membership registration and revalidation exercise. We found it expedient to constitute a Special committee on Women and youth before the commencement of the exercise.
“The roles you played made the membership registration and revalidation exercise a huge success. Today, APC parades over 41 million registered members, asserting our position as Africa’s largest political party and of course, Nigeria’s leading political party.
“With this, we are confident of winning the 2023 general with huge success.I therefore want to use this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your support to the party before, during and after the exercise.
“I also look forward to your more support during the convention and indeed during the general elections. I am proud to add that, APC is the most women friendly party in Nigeria.”