By Bukola Olasanmi
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has revealed that well over fifty-five percent of the electorate who won the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election for President Muhammadu Buhari were women.
The governor made this revelation at a dinner organised to honour the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, whose contributions, he said, was a factor in the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 and 2019 general elections.
The event was held at the Glass House in Kogi Government House, Lokoja.
Bello, who was represented by Dr Shade Ayoade, the Secretary to Kogi State Government, said the minister strengthened the place of women and used it as a platform to effectively market the party’s programmes on women empowerment and development.
“Indeed, it is therefore not surprising that when the plans unfolded to engineer the birth of the APC, her numerous good works in and out of politics could not be hidden.
“She has mobilised women in various political parties she served and organised them into a mortal political force.