Thursday 30 April 2015

Senator-elect Binta Garba seek to be first female Senate President

The Adamawa North Senatorial District Senator-elect, Binta Garba, on Thursday said she would unite the upper legislative chamber if she is elected as the first female Senate President in Nigeria.

According to her, as the only female Senator from the North, her interest to vie for the Senate Presidency is to bring transparency into the leadership of the red chamber.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the three-term member of the House of Representatives, said she had written to all her colleagues and other Nigerians on the need to support her bid to emerge as the first female Senate President in Nigeria.

Garba, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, said, “Apart from the fact that I have held several positions as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, I am the first female chairperson of any public party in Nigeria, having been elected as the Adamawa State Chapter Chairperson of the APC in April last year.

“I am still holding that position till today and the unity I brought to the party brought about the successes we recorded in the recent general elections.

“As a delegate member from Adamawa State to the National Conference, I served on the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government. I know what Nigerians need when it comes to lawmaking and leadership. It is time for all to support the female folks to be at the forefront of decision-making in Nigeria.”
Credit: Friday Olokor/Punch

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