Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki has hailed the victory of Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan as the duly elected governor of Taraba State.
Saraki declared it a “monumental victory for Nigeria’s democracy, and a validation that real change is here to stay”.
She added: “The APC mantra of change is sweeping across Nigeria as the country is experiencing many unprecedented democratic firsts. This is yet another historic moment for Nigeria, particularly the women and the advocates who have struggled over the years for equality in the political space. It is a milestone that will revolutionize our perception abut women leadership and its prospect for TRUE democracy.
“The victory is not only that of Senator Aisha Alhassan, the people of Taraba, nor the APC alone, but for all Nigerian women, political and non-political, Muslims and Christians at home and in diaspora, who have fought diligently over the years for equality in party politics and in government appointments.”
Senator Saraki commended Senator Alhassan’s determination, resilience, tenacity and the dignified manner with which she protected the mandate bestowed by the people of Taraba State.
She added: “I believe that this achievement should encourage women, especially the future generation of women, to vie for any position in public office without considering their gender a hindrance to their success. The country, Nigeria belongs to us all and we must all play our part in its development.”