Amir Sarkee, a 26-year-old member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed interest in running for the post of APC national women leader. This is not the first time Sakee intends to run for a post exclusively reserved for women. He ran for the post of women leader in a group loyal to former Kano governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. The group has a large following within the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking with BBC Hausa, Amir said,
”Some people ask me why I am running for the post and my answer is ‘God created men to guide the affairs of women. So it is not a bad thing for me to want to lead women especially given that I mean well for them.” he said “The biggest challenge I face is gaining the trust of women; some are jealous of seeing me lead them, others think I’m going to take what belongs to them but it’s not,” Ameer said.