From David Hassan, Gombe
A group under the aegis Sister – To –Sister Network in Gombe has urged the Nigerian women to bring their inner strength and determination to bear by turning out en mass to vote in the
2015 general elections.
The founder and National Coordinator of the group, Asma’u Iganus made the call yesterday while commissioning the local government offices of the Network in Gombe South senatorial zone.
She challenged women on being active in politics, especially during election since they are more enduring and passionate than men who usually give up easily and become less active.
“Men usually become tired easily and less active especially during election. But women have this endurance to stay all day long to ensure that they vote.
They have passion in all that they do,” she explained.
She said “women should ensure that they come out en mass alongside everybody around them – their husbands, children, fathers and everybody; let us be sister to sister, sister to father, sister to uncle/aunties, sister to brother and sister to children affair.
“Sisters should mobilized everybody to come out in their respective units and wards to come out and vote, especially for the Governor of Gombe State, considering the laudable achievements he made in the last three and half years.”
She said one of the primary aims of the network is to foster unity among women, emphasizing that “there is strength in the unifying of the people, especially women of Gombe south, Gombe State entirely and Nigeria as a whole.”
She said the other objectives are to educate all people on using their votes as their rights and to support good governance; and to mobilize all sisters, especially in Gombe south Towards 2015.
The group is also out to support the present the administration for continuity in 2015 by promoting his achievements in all nooks and crannies of the state.
Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who commissioned the zonal office of the network in Billiri, applauded the initiative and solicited for its extension to other zones of Gombe State.
The Mai Tangle commended the founder’s drive saying she is doing more than a lot of men would do in Balanga.
The women called on government to come out with initiative that will help women become self-reliant, self-employed so that they can send their children to school and support their families.
They however extolled the government for constructing roads in the local government, activating the irrigation aspect of Balanga dam and completion of their Talasse General hospital.
Sister-2-Sister Network which was hatched on October 18 with the commissioning of the zonal office by Governor Dankwambo in Billiri has established structures from unit, through ward to zonal levels with offices across the four local governments of Gombe South Senatorial zone.