Senatorial aspirant pledges to prioritise Women & Youth Empowerment if elected

Barr Ekpere-Eta

 By Grace Audu (CALABAR) –

An aspirant for the Cross River Central Senatorial District, in South-South Nigeria, Barr. Mary-Ekpere-Eta, has promised to prioritise women and youth empowerment should she be elected into the Red Chamber. 

Ekpere-Eta, a former Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), who is aspiring for the seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), outlined her plans for bringing development to her senatorial district after submitting her nomination  forms Wednesday evening at the national collation centre of the APC.

She also promised to attract infrastructural projects to her district, if she is elected into the National Assembly. 

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.”

Ekpere-Eta 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 LG, 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,” she further revealed .

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