One of the presidential candidates in the 2015 general election Prof. Remi Sonaiya has indicated her interest in running again in 2019.
Sonaiya, who ran on the platform of KOWA party, said even though four other people had indicated interest in the party’s presidential ticket, she was still hopeful of getting the party’s nod.
She made her intention known at the commemoration of the 2018 International Women’s Day which held on Thursday at the WFM91.7, Arepo, Ogun State.
Asked if she would join the race for Aso Rock in the 2019 presidential election, she replied, “Yes, I am coming out. I am planning to run as one of the aspirants in KOWA Party. Four other people have indicated their interest in the ticket, so let’s see what happens after our primary.”
“My message to women is that the time to stand is now; the reason is that we have short-changed ourselves as a nation. We cannot have a developed nation without women’s involvement. We have the skills and abilities to prepare for leadership.
“By leaving the leadership position to men alone, we have denied ourselves our rights. I really hope that women will be determined and stand, in not just talking about the situation of things, but assuming responsibilities. We should not be begged to take charge.”