A non-profit civil society group for Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria, the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has felicitated with the President-elect, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima on their victory at the presidential election.
The National Amirah of FOMWAN, Hajia Rafiah Idowu Sanni conveyed the group’s message in a press statement signed by the National PRO, Hajia Maimuna momodu and released to the media today.
The Muslim Women’s group also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting free, fair and credible election in the recent history of Nigeria.
The group implored all political parties and their candidates who are not satisfied with the outcome of the election to take their grievances to the designated court of law and desist from instigative statements that can cause further pain among citizens.
Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria, however, urge the administration of Tinubu/Shettima to consider giving 50% appointments to the Nigerian women in appreciation of their supports during the campaign and subsequent elections.
While lamenting that the Nigerian political system has not been fair to the women which is evident with the insignificant number of seats won by women at the national assemblies as well as appointments made into cabinets, FOMWAN believes that the neither the All Progressive Congress (APC) nor their oppositions can win a polling unit without the massive votes from the women folk.
The group appealed to the President- elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima to make a difference by ensuring that competent women from across cultural and religious divide are considered into appropriate positions.
FOMWAN appeals to the President elect to run an open door administration to consider policies that will ameliorate the present hardship being faced by the citizens of Nigeria.
The Group also encouraged the duo of Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima to remember their campaign promises that made innocent Nigerians who are desperate for positive change to consider them as their preferred candidates, reminding that non-fulfilment of promise is a sin in Islam.
This is as FOMWAN encourages Nigerians irrespective of culture, religion or class to give the Tinubu and Shettima administration the benefit of doubt. Also, Nigerians are encouraged to support them with supplications and beseech Almighty Allah to guide and guard the new Nigerian leaders to the the right path towards Good Governance.
The Muslim Women group, however, pledged their unflinching spiritual and moral supports for the new leadership.