National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has advised a female governorship aspirant in Edo State, Mrs Tina Agbarha, to take her campaign seriously.
Odigie-Oyegun gave the advice at the party’s secretariat in Abuja when Agbarha visited him.
He told the aspirant to place less emphasis on the role of money in politics, saying “you should take interest in politics and campaigns seriously because not everything is about money. I urge you to increase your level of participation in electioneering processes because it is not all about money. If it were all about money President Muhammadu Buhari would not win. The people trusted him and so I encourage you to take what you are doing very, very seriously.’’
The chairman pledged that the party would give all aspirants a level-playing field by conducting free and fair primaries and urged all aspirants to collapse their structures behind the flagbearer.
Earlier, Agbarha thanked the chairman for the free nomination and expression of interest forms for women and urged him to create more opportunities for women in the party.
Fielding questions from journalists, the aspirant said one of the things she would do if elected is to address the high maternal mortality rate in the country.
Agbarha said she would make healthcare free and accessible. “During my tenure, we will work to reduce maternal mortality because life is important; life first, every woman’s life counts.’’
She said, among other things, that she would also launch women into small and medium scale businesses so that they can help their homes. (NAN)

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