2019: Female Professor To Contest Under PDP
Even with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yet to call for expression of interest of its presidential aspirants for the 2019 poll, an aspirant in the person of Professor Mercy Olufunmilayo Adesanya-Davies, has thrown her hat in the ring.
The Professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education made this known in a statement she personally signed and made available to newsmen in Ilorin.
The professor, who declared her presidential ambition at the dawn of this year, pleaded with the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, to ensure that candidates emerge through free, fair and credible primaries.
The Ira – Kwara born presidential aspirant posited that good leaders willing to make sacrifice for the future have a chance of developing the nation.
While noting that leadership is an influence relationship between the leaders and the followers determined to achieve shared objectives rather than control and affluence, Adesanya- Davies said leaders should demonstrate certain level of intelligence, discretion, maturity and civility.
She advised the electorate to concentrate on the background, personality, integrity and credibility of the individual aspirants rather than money-politics, ethic, religious, gender or preferred political platform.
She added: “I am aspiring to be the next president of Nigeria. I am out to put laughter and joy on the faces of all Nigerians. The tension is getting too much. The agenda is almost fully mapped out. Moreover, we have paid the price in Kwara state as the “State of Harmony” and it is going to happen from the North Central by the grace and mercy of the Almighty God.”
“Nigeria has constitutionally given the opportunity to the Nigerian woman, so all women should see themselves as rescuers of their children and the entire nation. They should be encouraged, bold, courageous to register, come out en-mass to vote and be voted for.
" Let all women who fear God and know their responsibilities come out to serve the nation. If all women and even our men too vote for the women folks, we all know the result. This vision will be achievable! “