Int’l Women’s Day: It’s our turn to occupy ‘Alagbaka’ —Female Guber Aspirant, Funmilayo celebrates Ondo women

Mrs. Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Ondo State, has said it is the turn of the female politicians in the state to occupy the state’s exalted seat.

Waheed-Adekojo stated this in a statement issued to newsmen in Akure, the state capital, to celebrate the 2024 International Women’s Day.

The aspirant also vowed to tremendously surpass the achievements of the erstwhile Governors of the state if given the opportunity to serve as the Governor of the state.

She said, “On this auspicious occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend my heartfelt salutations to the women who continuously shape and strengthen our communities, families, and nation with their unwavering spirit and dedication.

“In celebrating the strides made by women across various sectors, I am particularly mindful of the significance of this day in Ondo State. As we reflect on the progress achieved, it is imperative to recognize that it is the turn of women to lead as the governor of Ondo State. I stand committed to this imperative and pledge to support and champion the cause of women’s leadership at all levels.

“Moreover, I solemnly vow to surpass the achievements of past Governors by fostering inclusive governance, implementing progressive policies, and prioritizing the well-being and prosperity of all residents of Ondo State. Together, let us forge a future where every woman’s potential is unleashed, and equality and empowerment reign supreme.

“As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let us also acknowledge the intersectional challenges faced by women, including those related to gender-based violence, economic disparity, and access to healthcare and education. It is incumbent upon us to address these issues comprehensively and ensure that every woman in Ondo State and Nigeria has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

“Conclusively, I reaffirm my unwavering commitment to advancing the rights and opportunities of women in Ondo State and beyond. Together, let us continue to work towards a more inclusive and equitable society where every woman’s voice is heard, valued, and respected.

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