- About 10,000 women under the aegis of APC Nigerian women in politics have mobilised support for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the party
- The group at the unity fountain demonstration ground on Tuesday, July 5, demanded that Tinubu should consider picking a woman as his running mate
- The national convener of the APC women's support group, Bolanle Kazeem, said they expect Tinubu to implement 35% affirmative action for women's inclusion
We want VP slot - APC women
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“I want to say that the women in the country want a female vice president. Let the party give us the VP position,” the group leader, Bolanle Kazeem.
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The mobilisation rally was held at the unity fountain demonstration ground in Abuja on Tuesday, July 5.
Why we mobilise for Tinubu, APC women support group
The national convener of the APC women’s support group, Bolanle Kazeem, who spoke to journalists, said the group decided to support Tinubu because of his leadership qualities.
Kazeem added that the group and its members across the 36 states are tired of politicians who failed to fulfil their promises of good governance during electioneering to the masses.
She cited the good track record of Tinubu in the area of security, infrastructure and economic management when he was the governor of Lagos state as reasons for their support.
We expect Tinubu to implement 35% affirmative action for women
She added that the group expects full implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative action for women's inclusion in Nigerian politics from the party's candidate.
“We are expecting 35 per cent of Asiwaju’s cabinet to be made up of women, but if we get more than that, we don’t mind.”
2023: Northwest APC begins fact-finding tour as prominent governor makes significant promise
Meanwhile, legit.ng report that the northwest region of the ruling APC had begun a fact-finding tour to all states in the zone ahead of the 2023 elections.
The meeting, which began in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi state, was meant to strategies for the party's success in the 2023 poll.
The party's national vice-chairman northwest, Salihu Lukman, said the move would consolidate vital areas and strengthen the weak ones in the party.