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2019: What Presidential aspirant, Elishama Ideh’s, said before she lost at PACT

One of the contestants for Nigeria’s presidency under the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) group, Elishama Ideh, said she joined the race following the neglect of women in the nation’s political space. Though she lost at the end of the selection process for a consensus candidate, which produced Fela Durotoye, she promised to abide with the outcome of the selection and support the winner. She however gave a clause to her decision to abide by the decision – the selection process must be credible.

“I Elishama Ideh, I urge all my supporters out there, every member of my team that came in with me here today, that what we are doing here today that will be witnessed by credible people that will be with, even when we lock ourselves up to make the final decision on who the consensus candidate is going to be. I will not lie to you, it took so much from some of the people you are seeing here today to say we want to be the president of Nigeria. “I came out thinking the role of the woman and the place of the woman in the society has been totally neglected.

And, I think one of the reasons Nigeria is suffering is because we don’t have enough representation of women. The most important thing again that Nigeria has gone into abject poverty, a nation that has over 61 percent of the population, the number rising even to 70, living in abject poverty. Then, we really need to take over and change the status quo.

One of the contestants for Nigeria’s presidency under the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) group, Elishama Ideh, said she joined the race following the neglect of women in the nation’s political space. Though she lost at the end of the selection process for a consensus candidate, which produced Fela Durotoye, she promised to abide with the outcome of the selection and support the winner. She however gave a clause to her decision to abide by the decision – the selection process must be credible.

“I Elishama Ideh, I urge all my supporters out there, every member of my team that came in with me here today, that what we are doing here today that will be witnessed by credible people that will be with, even when we lock ourselves up to make the final decision on who the consensus candidate is going to be. I will not lie to you, it took so much from some of the people you are seeing here today to say we want to be the president of Nigeria.

“I came out thinking the role of the woman and the place of the woman in the society has been totally neglected. And, I think one of the reasons Nigeria is suffering is because we don’t have enough representation of women. The most important thing again that Nigeria has gone into abject poverty, a nation that has over 61 percent of the population, the number rising even to 70, living in abject poverty. Then, we really need to take over and change the status quo.

Elishama Ideh

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