I support 35% UN affirmative action for women – Bago

The governor candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state of Niger, Hon. Umar Bago has pledged to implement the United Nations’ (UN)’s 35 percent affirmative action for women if elected.

Hon. Bago, who is also a sitting member of the House of Representatives and represents the Chanchaga federal constituency of the state of Niger in the National Assembly, made the pledge when he received a delegation of Convener and National Coordinator of Progressive Ambassadors for Tinubu/Shettima 2023, (PATS4BATS 2023 ), Hajiya Aisha Umar Halilu in Abuja.

According to him, “I am in politics to support the people with dividends of democracy, especially the plight of women who work tirelessly from morning to night to support the whole family.


“I support the United Nations’ 35 percent affirmative action against women for political and other appointments, as there are professional women in many areas of human endeavor ranging from medicine, engineering and humanities.

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“I call on women to vote for my party’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima for president and vice president respectively and me as governor of the state of Niger, as well as other APC candidates in the next 2023 general election in the country for Nigerians to deliver the dividends of democracy.”

In her response, Hajiya Halilu said: “I am leading this delegation to show our support for you regarding your track record in empowering the people, especially women.

“This is why this group is willing to campaign for your success in the polls to become the next executive governor of the state of Niger and lead the state toward steady growth and development.”

The group later inaugurated Bago as the ambassador of PATS4BATS 2023, saying he will not admit to supporting women’s emancipation.

It is recalled that the wife of Tinubu’s running mate, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, was already the great patron saint of the association.

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