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APC CONVENTION: Meet The Youngest Female to Become Women Leader in APC

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APC CONVENTION: Meet The Youngest Female to Become Women Leader in APC

Charity Reporters reports that Dr. Betta Edu from Cross River State has emerged as the youngest female to become the National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress.

The 35-year-old emerged alongside 76 other national officials at the 2022 national convention of APC.

In the keenly contested election, she scored 2,662 votes to defeat her closest rival, Helen Boco, who polled 117.

Ahead of the general election, Dr. Edu has the big mandate of leading from the front and rallying women to get more involved in party politics.

Reacting to her victory at the polls, she thanked delegates from all the states, party leaders from Cross River, especially Governor Ben Ayade for the support and confidence in her.

She promised to bring women together and ensure their unity as they trudge on to the next level.

Edu who was born on 27 October 27, 1986, hails from Ibalebo village in Abi local government Area, Cross River State.

Betta completed her secondary education at Federal Government Girls College, Calabar, she is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar.

She is a Harvard certified, Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, United Kingdom, and until recently, the Cross River State Commissioner for Health and National Chairman of Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.


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Dr. Betta’s political journey started in her university days when she served as vice president of the students’ union government, University of Calabar, in 2007–2008 and also served as president of the Female leadership forum, University of Calabar. She served in the SUG parliament as the Chairman house committee on health and HIV/AIDS.

In 2015 she became the special adviser to Governor Benedict Ayade on community and primary health care the youngest in the country. In May 2016 she was later appointed pioneer DG of Cross River State Primary Health Care Agency until 2019 when she was appointed Cross River State Commissioner for Health.

In 2020, Betta Edu was chairman of the Cross River State COVID-19 Taskforce. She coordinated the Cross River State COVID-19 Response, and established and coordinated the Emergency Operations Centre for COVID-19 in the state.

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