The Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mr. Fela Durotoye, has named Mrs. Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya, as his running mate for the 2019 poll.
The Director General of the ANN 2019 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Lanre Oyegbola, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the development marks another milestone in the journey to the 2019 elections as the choice of Mrs. Khadijah presents the party greater foothold in Northern Nigeria.
Mrs. Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya is an award winning innovator, a serial social entrepreneur, author, and a social change actor, passionate about her community, and doing something about it.
“A lawyer by training, she holds an LLB Law from the University of Abuja and Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos.
“Khadijah has founded a variety of social enterprises and businesses. She is the Editor-in-Chief/CEO of S. I. Magazine Ltd and an Executive Director of Beyond Mentors Inc.
“She sits on the Board of a few SMEs and possesses over 10 years’ experience in humanitarian and community outreach programmes,” Oyegbola said.
He said Fela Durotoye’s decision to pick Mrs. Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as his running mate is both a fulfilment of his promise to pick a female vice presidential candidate and a statement that affirms the theme of the campaign.