A member of the All Progressives Congress Supervisory Committee on the North Central Registration and Revalidation, Hajiya Zainab Marwa-Abubakar, has said that a woman may succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
According to her, women had yet to decide on who to occupy the coveted position.
Marwa made the prediction in Abuja on Sunday during a symposium organised by Aspire Young Women Forum to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day.
When asked by journalists if she expects a woman to be one president in 2023, she said, “Right now, we have not come together yet to choose a woman that would succeed His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. But why not? Anything can happen; anything is possible, but with time to come.”
Marwa-Abubakar further said, “As 2023 draws a near, I view everything with gender-coloured lenses. I believe strongly that women will answer their names, play their parts and dare to challenge the status quo which is what the UN has directed us to do this time.
“Politics is not cut and dry; it’s not something that you just fall into. You must educate yourself, especially for the fact that all politics are local. So, you must go to your locality, align yourself with a political party.
“My political party, the APC, is right now, having its registration and revalidation sessions around Nigeria. So, you have to actually go and register with a political party and then begin to plan, learn and act.”