- As the 2023 elections approach, Nigerians are jugging to reshape the destiny of the country through their votes in the forthcoming week
- Just as the citizens have massively registered to vote, politicians are also putting various plans in place to ensure that the majority of the people vote for them
- Among the key politicians are two women under hijab, an Islamic mode of dressing, who are likely to make strong statements in the 2023 elections
Most women under hijab in some parts of the country have been attacked for their choice of dressing. The acceptance of hijabs in some secondary schools have also been a recurring issue in some parts of the country.
However, the two women, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) and Lailah Buhari, could make strong statements in the 2023 elections based on the circumstances that surround their emergence and their political parties.
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Note that there are many women under hijab contesting for elective positions in the 2023 elections such as the deputy governorship candidate of APC in Kaduna, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, and Oluranti Adebule, the APC Lagos west senatorial candidate.
The senator representing Adamawa central is contesting to be governor of the state in the March 11 governorship election.
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She would make a big statement if she wins the election because she is the only female governorship candidate contesting under a major political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 poll.
Binani is contesting against the incumbent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, who is seeking the people’s votes for his second-term ambition.
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Adamawa is also the state of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Binani defeated the former governor Bindow Jibrilla, who later decamped to the PDP and Nuru Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), during the APC primary in the state.
Her defeating the bigwigs in the APC sent a strong message to the incumbent PDP governor and her chances of winning could be said to be 50/50.
She is PDP Kano central senatorial candidate and the only female candidate across all political parties in Kano. This is one major reason why she is likely to make strong a statement in the 2023 poll.
Her primary was recently upheld by the court of appeal as against the parallel faction that produced Nuhu Danburam, a former member of the house of representatives.
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Danburam had earlier secured a favourable verdict at a federal high court but the appeal court upturned the judgment and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to publish and recognise Buhari’s victory.
Danburam is still challenging Buhari at the supreme court but Buhari has expressed optimism that the apex court ruling will be in her favour and victory is certain in the February 25 election.
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calabargistblog.com.ng earlier reported that the national chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, has been accused of fueling the discord in the Kano state chapter of the party.
Lailah Buhari, the senatorial candidate of the PDP for Kano central, specifically accused Ayu while expressing fear that the division in the party could scuttle its chances in next month’s poll.
Buhari, whose election was recently upheld by an appeal court, is the only female candidate contesting for elective position across all parties in Kano in the 2023 election.
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