By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The only female Senatorial Aspirant in Kogi West, Chief Mrs. Adedoyin Ibikunle Eshanumi, has pledged to prioritise women and youth empowerment if elected to the Senate in 2023.
Eshanumi who is vying for the Kogi West Senatorial District seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this in a chat with newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday.
The Frontline aspirant who disclosed her plans towards bringing development to her senatorial district, also said she will ensure that she attracts infrastructural projects to the senatorial district.
She said: “I joined the race for the sole purpose of pulling more of my people out of poverty. As you already know, youth and women empowerment is critical to achieving this.
“Also critical to reducing the level of poverty among our people will be my attracting infrastructural projects in the education and health sectors, as well as basic infrastructure and even in the area of rural electrification.”
The senatorial hopeful further expressed confidence that she will clinch the ruling party’s ticket.
“I have consulted leaders, women and youth leaders within the APC from ward to local government, up to the state level and they expressed their support for my aspiration.
“I have also taken my consultations beyond the party. I have been meeting with our respected traditional rulers, community leaders, the clergy, women leaders, as well as our young people. I can tell you the response from these groups has boosted my confidence,” Eshanumi stated.