Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, has emerged as the youngest female politician to become the National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress.
She was elected along with 76 other national officials at the 2022 national convention of APC.
Born on October 27, 1986, Edu hails from Cross River State.
The graduate of medicine and surgery scored 2,662 votes to defeat her closest rival, Helen Boco, who polled 117 in the keenly contested election.
Beyond the general election, Edu has the big mandate of leading from the front and rallying women to engage in party politics.
Reacting to her victory at the polls, she acknowledged delegates from all the states, party leaders from Cross River, especially Governor Ben Ayade for the support and confidence in her.
She also promised to bring women together and ensure their unity as they transit to the next level.
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, Cross River State Commissioner for Health and National Chairman of Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.