26- year-old Female House of Assembly-elect in Kwara State ,Miss Rukayat Shittu has said that her ambition was to become the first elected Nigeria female President in ten years time.
Featuring on a Television programme aired by TVC Thursday morning,the online journalist cum politician said politics was not a strange terrain for her ,as she had involved actively in campus politics over the years.
The winner of Owode/Onire State Constituency election in Asa local government area of Kwara State also expressed joy that gender mainstreaming was gaining currency with her electoral victory.
The member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) therefore urged her fellow gender to show more interest in politics and take up leadership task as she is prepared to support and mentor them.
Though ,young Rukayat said the journey to victory was tortuous as her candidature was challenged in court she however expressed gratitude to God that her efforts and determination paid off .
” I thanked God Almighty for my victory st the poll ,even though it was not an easy one .I fought within and outside my political party to get to where I am today .And I want to thank the people of my Constituency for believing in me and standing by me too.
” I am not a diaspora politician ,I live with my people. So,I interact with them regularly and intimately too.Part of my agenda is to give them robust representation and encourage as many women and girls to also get involved in politics. Some people are saying that politics is a dirty game, I dont share this sentiment .Every profession or art ha it challenges .
My vision is to become the first elected female President in Nigeria.I will work towards it and leave everything in the hand of my creator and divider of my destiny “Shittu said .
The lawmaker-elect also attributed her success story to the enabling environment created by the administration of governor of Kwara State, Abdur-Rahman AbdulRasaq.