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Can ‘’MRS. AISHA BUHARI, DOLAPO OSINBAJO’’ Defy Known Political Norms To Mobilize Nigerian Women For Fellow Women, OBY EZEKWESILI?

Oby Ezekwesili, Mrs. Buhari & Dolapo Osinbajo.

You know, Nigerian political system is made in such a way and manner that makes the wife of an elected or appointed officer of government belong to the same political party with her spouse, even against her wish.

It was in the last administration of Goodluck Jonathan that we had a female Minister in the PDP, while her husband who was in the House of Representatives was in another party.

So I’m wondering if Nigerian has grown in such a way that would allow the Wife of the President or Governor, decide to mobilize their fellow women to support an aspirant who is either contesting against their husbands or against the party their husbands belong to.

If tomorrow for instance, the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and that of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo decides to mobilize support from all strata of women societies for the most prominent female Presidential Candidate, contesting under the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigerian, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, WILL HEAVEN FALL?

Is there a place in our constitution where it is stated that the wives of Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, Deputy Governors and other elected officials of government must either support their husbands, or be in the same party with them?

Nigeria must therefore grow beyond petty politics to the level where individuals are allowed freedom of association as enshrined in the constitution for every citizen of the country regardless of where their husbands belong.

So, it won’t be a bad idea to have the Wife of the President stand out to mobilize other Nigerian women to come out and support their own, Dr. Ezekwesili who is arguably one of the shining lights of women in this present dispensation.

The possibility of this happening is very lean, as the criticism that will follow such a decision by the Wife of the President will kill the idea before it births.

What then does any woman whose ambition is to rise to the highest political office in Nigeria do when she is not even sure of securing the votes of her fellow women?

Until the freedom of association for everyone is made to work without political burden or allegiance attached, the women folks will still have a lot of work to do.

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