Tinubu, Shettima’s wives storm APC presidential campaign office


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The wives of presidential and vice presidential candidates, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday stormed the APC Presidential Campaign Council office in Abuja.

The candidates’ wives also held a closed-door meeting with the Director General of the council, Simon Lalong in company of the Secretary of the council, Hon. James Faleke, Assistant Secretary Christopher Tarfa and Chief of Staff to the DG, Hon. Yakubu Dati.

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the DG, Dr. Makut Macham disclosed this in a statement.

According to the statement, Lalong, who is also Governor of Plateau State, said the visit was part of the engagement and consultations towards a successful campaign for the victory of APC in the 2023 general elections.

Senator Tinubu informed the DG that they were at the headquarters to strategise on the participation of women in the forthcoming campaigns in line with the decision of the APC to carry all women along by ensuring that they play a greater role in delivering the presidential candidate and other candidates of the party.

“She also intimated Governor Lalong of the ongoing mobilisation of various women support groups for Tinubu/Shettima as well as engagement particularly at the grassroots which will prove very crucial to the victory of the APC during the elections.

“The wife of the APC Presidential Candidate and wife of his running mate Nana Shettima had paid a similar visit to the National Secretariat of the APC where they held engagements with the National Chairman Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.

“Governor Lalong who welcomed them to the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Headquarters and assured them that the APC Presidential Campaign Council working with the Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have put in place a plan for a robust campaign that will deeply involve women and youths.

“He noted that women constitute a large voting force in Nigeria and many of them are passionate about the APC and its Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima who have over the years invested so much resources, time and programmes to empower women.

“Lalong promised them that the Campaign Council will give them all the support to enable them mobilise women in all parts of the country particularly at the grassroots for the success of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket and the APC in general.

“The Director General and his guests also went round the Campaign Office to see ongoing work at the Headquarters,” the statement read in part.

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