Nigerian man wants to become APC national woman leader to ‘help women’

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Aishat Ibrahim

Ameer Sarkee, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced his ambition to become the party’s National Woman Leader.

The 26-year-old, in an interview session with the BBC Hausa, said he is aspiring because he always want to help women.

“Ever since I was a child when I saw a woman in need of help, I tried to help her. like helping them to carry their loads or buying them something,” Ameer said.

Justifying his decision to become women leader, he said God has created men to guide women’s affairs.

He further promised that he will ensure that women voices are heard more in politics and governance when he becomes the National Women Leader of the party.

Ameer said that his biggest challenges is in gaining trust of women especially those who see him as stripping them of their position. However, some women are already routing for his ambition.

“At the same time I am getting encouragement from women, even yesterday some women’s groups came to show their support for me and many of them are supporting me on social media,” he said.

In 2019, Ameer contested for the post of women leader in a Kwankwasiyya group – a group loyal to former governor of Kano Rabiu Kwankwaso in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He, however, lost on that occasion.

Now in the ruling party, Ameer expressed optimism that he won’t be defeated this time around because he already has experience dealing with women’s issues.

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