People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Oyo Central, Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka has assured the PDP Women leaders and female members in the senatorial zone, that he will prioritise the empowerment of women, if he is elected senator in 2019.
Ilaka stated this at a meeting he held with women leaders of the PDP in Oyo central Senatorial zone in Ibadan Monday.
A statement by his media team signed by Opeyemi Rasheed, quoted him as saying: “I will promote bills aimed at ensuring gender equality and also take care of the need for women empowerment in my constituent, in order to make life more comfortable meaningful”.
In her response, the party’s Women Leader in the state, Chief Mrs Wulemot Ibitoye, speaking on behalf of the women, described the Ilaka’s emergence as the candidate of the PDP as the best thing for Oyo Central Senatorial district. She noted that women are critical stakeholders in the society and vessels of development in the state.
“We play crucial role in making life more abundant. Women need to be empowered for productive and effective nation building”, she said, assuring the senatorial candidate that all hand will be on deck to ensure his victory in 2019.
Earlier, the Director General, Bisi Ilaka campaign organisation, Alhaji. Bola Akinyemi stressed that “Ilaka is a truthful individual who doesn’t promise and fail.” According to him, one of the truest test of integrity can be seen in his blunt refusal to compromise his integrity.
Among leaders and party representatives who attended the meeting were, Chief (Mrs) Wulemot Ibitoye, State Women Leader; Ayo Bakare Funmi (Akinyele LG); Alao Omolola (Atiba LG); Samson Oyeyemi(Afijio); Muftau Adijat (Oyo West), Simbiat Jimoh(Oyo East), Onikede Mariam(Egbeda), Olaoye Asiata(Ona-Ara), Bamigbayan Iyabo(Lagelu) and Arewa Omolola(Oluyole).