Nigerian women are angry with the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who has vowed to scarp the office of the First Lady if he is voted into power.
The office of the First Lady was brought into the consciousness of Nigerians by the late Maryam Babangida, the wife of the former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, when she launched the Better Life for Rural Women.
Since then, the bar has been raised with wives of political leaders coming up with one pet project or the other. In recent times, wives of presidents, governors, Senators, local government chairmen and even wives of military and police officers have become more glamorous and visible, with the most visible being the present First Lady, Patience Jonathan, to chagrin of Nigerians who think their priorities have been misplaced.
As the debate rages, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to scrap the office while vowing to empower women instead.
But his statement has drawn lots of talking points a many women in the country have kicked against the scrapping of the office. Even the president of the National Women Society has come out saying that Nigerian women should kick against the motion.
On Morning Teaser today, we ask: do you support the moves to scrap the office of the First Lady?