Ajiri Imah

The wife of the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Titi Abubakar has pleaded with the Yoruba ethnic group of South-West to make her the 1st Yoruba first lady of the country.

Titi who expressed her desire to become the next First Lady in a video interview with the BBC said the only way she can become the First Lady is for the Yoruba voters to support her husband in the February 25 presidential election.

According to her, since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999, the country has never had a Yoruba woman as wife of the president, as wives of former Presidents have been from other parts of the country.

Titi who spoke in Yoruba said: “Since the inception of the civilian government in 1999, no Yoruba person has become the first lady of the country. I want to be the first Yoruba woman. This is why I want Yoruba people to support the candidacy of Atiku. Atiku’s victory will make me the first lady of the country.”

Titi Abubakar who is a Yoruba woman from Ilesa, Osun State, has been married to the former Vice President for 50 years.