7th December, 2022
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Southwest women wing on Wednesday in Lagos staged a mega rally for the presidential ambition of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Thousands of women gathered at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos to drum support for Tinubu’s aspiration.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos was at the rally to show support for the women. Also present were Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Hajia Nana Shettima, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, among several others.
The women assured Nigerians that the problem of poverty would be addressed and nation’s economy revamped if APC is voted into office in 2023.
Speaking, Tinubu thanked the women for coming in their large number despite the challenges, saying that her coming was another homecoming.
She added that about 23 years ago, God blessed his husband to become the Governor, saying she supported him as the first lady.
“As regard Muslim/Muslim ticket, this one will set the tone for the future. Sometime in future we will have a Christian/Christian ticket. What God has done is marvelous in our land,” she said.
Wife of the Lagos State, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said Nigeria needed somebody of political sagacity as Tinubu to manage the affairs of the nation in 2023.
She added: “We are delighted to receive you all as we flag off the Tinubu/Shettima Women’s Presidential Campaign in the South-West.
“As we know, our great leader, President Muhammadu Buhari has laid the right foundation for progressive governance. He has been responsive, progressive, and totally committed to the needs of the people, especially women and children.”
Sanwo-Olu stated that as women, there was a strong need for them to use the 2023 elections to vote for APC across all levels for consolidation and continuity of the remarkable work and achievement of the present administration, arguing that it was crystal clear that the continuity of the APC government was the sure way to greater progress.
“At this point in time in our democratic experience and history, Nigeria needs the financial expertise, intellectual acumen, progressive capacity, and political sagacity of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to manage the affairs of our great country.
“Asiwaju has a track record of outstanding performance. He has the astonishing ability to identify talents and galvanize them to catapult our Nation to the deserved height and rightful position in the comity of nations. He has done it in Lagos and he will do it in Nigeria.
“The commitment of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency is that all Nigerians, regardless of age, colour, gender, ethnic, religious, and political affiliations, will be supported to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
“They are people-friendly, reliable, and trustworthy. The Tinubu-Shettima Presidency will do everything humanly possible to increase opportunities for women in politics and decision-making,” she stated.
APC National Women Leader, Dr. Beta Edu said the mission of the women was simple, which is to deliver 40 million votes for Asiwaju.
She said they want the APC to win at every ward in the Southwest and in Nigeria, urging women to get their PVCs ready to vote for Tinubu who would empower women and provide jobs for the youths.