Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu, a first female governorship aspirant in Oyo state, has declared interest to run for the 2019 election.
According to The Nation, she made the declaration on Tuesday at a service for souls that have fallen for democracy organized by Bolanle Aminat Sarumi Aliyu, (BASA) Foundation, at the Sultan Bello Hall University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Sarumi Aliyu is seeking to overturn the political landscape, giving life to gender balance in Nigeria’s political space. According to her, she is ready to set the pace that will invigorate the Nigerian Woman with a change of mindset that women taking the back seat in politics have come to an end.
‘Women of great vision and capacity from all over the world and indeed Africa have realized and have begun to take their rightful place as leaders. In Rwanda, my sisters and mothers currently occupy about 64% of the country’s parliament. I am therefore setting myself as a pace setter in the ‘pace setting state’ called Oyo State. My vision to govern Oyo state is not just a mere aspiration to have a woman in the highest Office in the State but a call to serve my people ‘she noted.