The deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Haleemat Busari has threatened to resign should she been sidelined if the party wins the March 2 governorship election.

She said she will take a walk if the party’s governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje reneges on the agreement he had with her that she would not be a spare tyre in his government.

Busari stated this on Wednesday at the Women in Politics (WIMPOL) Town Hall Meeting held at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The town hall meeting with the theme “Run, Vote, Get Involved”, was organized by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) to galvanise support for female political candidates contesting in the 2019 general elections.

Busari revealed that she decided to run win Agbaje after getting his words that they would work together.

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She said that the PDP manifesto was hinged on liveability, the economy, job creation, quality education and equal opportunities to secure the future of Lagos residents.

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The event featured four other candidates –  Omolara Adesanya, the governorship candidate of the Providence People’s Congress (PPC) in Lagos; Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, Vice Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) ; Arinola Oloko, Social Democratic Party (SDP) Lagos State House of Assembly candidate; and Tolu Akande-Sadipe, All Progressives Congress (APC) federal house of representatives candidate in Oyo State.

The moderator of the event, Mrs Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria, said there was an increase in the number of women involved in the 2019 elections, with about 3090 females vying for various offices.

She challenged women to change the status quo and confidently embrace leadership at all levels.

In her address, Mrs Hansatu Adegbite, Executive Director, WIMBIZ, said the event was organised to help female politicians sell their programmes.

”Women are, arguably, the most under-tapped resource for accelerating economic growth through political participation, ” she said.