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General News of Wednesday, 25 January 2023


I want to become Yoruba's first ever First Lady - Titi Atiku begs Nigerians in new Interview

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Titi Abubakar has called on people of Yoruba descent to ensure they vote for her husband, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Cable reports that Titi while speaking during an interview on Tuesday, January 24, said that Yoruba is yet to boast of a First Lady since the inception of democracy in 1999.

Soliciting support from people from the southwest region, Titi said she wants to become Nigeria's first Yoruba First Lady.

During the interview which was conducted by BBC Yoruba, Titi assured the people that she will not relent in her humanitarian work which spans across issues of women including the fight against trafficking and child labour

Her words: “Since the inception of the civilian government in 1999, no Yoruba person has become the first lady of the country. I want to be the first Yoruba woman. “I want Yoruba people to support the candidacy of Atiku. Atiku’s victory will make me the first lady of the country.”

Also stating that her husband will unify the people of Nigeria if he is elected president, Titi said Atiku wants to give back to society.

She added: “During his youthful days, he attended schools for free. The government-sponsored their education and gave them stipends. The government also provided jobs.

“After he had passed through that stage, he came to the understanding that the government had done wonderful things for him.

Hence, he developed the desire to pay back the good deeds to Nigerians owing to what the country had done for him. “My husband said he will do five things for Nigeria. He said he will fix Nigeria. There is no unity in the country. The country is currently in disarray."