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Marwa’s Daughter Tips Women to Step up Politically before 2023 Elections

The daughter to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa (retd.), stated this while conversing with reporters on Sunday, March 7 during a symposium organised by Aspire Young Women Forum to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day.

When asked by the reporters whether she would see a woman succeeding Buhari in 2023, Zainab said: “Right now, we have not come together yet to choose a woman that would succeed His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. But why not? Anything can happen; anything is possible, but with time to come.”

According to the APC chieftain, she views everything with gender-coloured lenses.

She said: “I believe strongly that women will answer their names, play their parts and dare to challenge the status quo which is what the UN has directed us to do this time.

“Politics is not cut and dry; it’s not something that you just fall into. You must educate yourself, especially for the fact that all politics are local. So, you must go to your locality, align yourself with a political party.

“My political party, the APC, is right now, having its registration and revalidation sessions around Nigeria. So, you have to actually go and register with a political party and then begin to plan, learn and act.”

On her part, the National Coordinator, AYWF, Gift Johnbull, said she believed that nation-building was a collective effort, adding that young people were actually key ingredients. She, however, lamented on the issue of drug abuse amongst the youths, saying that 15 million persons, young women and youths, were plagued by the vice.

Meanwhile, no fewer than twelve women have been arrested with guns by men of the Nigeria Police in Lagos State during the last weekend by the Commissioner of Police Strike Force.

According to Naija News reports that the force arrested in total, no fewer than fifty criminals including cultists and armed robbers during the operation carried in different locations in the state.