An aspirant to the House of Representatives from Nasarawa State, Dorathy Asheadzi Gabriel has warned delegates not to allow money bag politicians mortgage their future and that of the generations yet unborn.
Dorothy Asheadzi Gabriel who is aspiring for the seat of Akwanga, Nasarawa-Eggon and Wamba Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said, delegates have the opportunity to change the narrative by producing candidates that would earnestly serve the interest of the people.
The female aspirant who spoke in an interview with journalists in Akwanga, also explained how the male folks are intimidating her not to contest the seat to the National Assembly.
According to Asheadzi Gabriel, “whatever you choose now, is what will affect you either positively or negatively in the future.
“If you choose to do good, you will see good in the end, if not for the moment, for the generation yet unborn.”
She said, as a mother she has more to give to the Constituency than the men folks, hence they should give her the opportunity in the APC primaries scheduled for this Thursday May 26, 2022.
She however narrated how she has been facing intimidation from especially the men for contesting the House of Representatives seat of the constituency.
“As a woman, honestly, it has not been easy from the beginning up to now. At first, you get to meet somebody to solicit support from him, and he scares you for joining politics.
“They turned out to scaring me away from the race. In fact, there has been intimidation here and there from the men on me, and that alone kept me more determined to continue with my aspiration,” she added.
Asheadzi Gabriel said, her aspirations was to bridge the gap and to encourage women participation in politics for the betterment of the society.
“In Nasarawa State at the moment, the percentage that is being given to women in political activities and governance shows that, women have not taken even one percent of the 35% of the women affirmation in government.
“So, my participation is to encourage women, especially the youths, to also join in the political activities of the State.”
She further said, her desire to represent the Akwanga/Nassarawa Eggon/Wamba federal constituency was to fight for the injustice perpetrated on the constituents at the federal level in the area of appointments and citing of projects.
She expressed confidence that, she would come out victorious in the primary election of the APC on Thursday, and subsequently fly the flag of the party to victory in forthcoming general election, despite the intimidations.