2023: Buhari’s Daughter, Tinubu, Shettima’s Wives Rally in Calabar as Gov Ayade Makes Case for APC

2023: Buhari’s Daughter, Tinubu, Shettima’s Wives Rally in Calabar as Gov Ayade Makes Case for APC

  • The ruling APC has taken its presidential train to Calabar, Cross River state, a few months before the 2023 general elections
  • At the event, the First Lady and grand patron of the women’s team, Dr. Aisha Buhari expressed optimism that women and youths will deliver Tinubu in the general elections
  • Governor Ben Ayade, in his remarks, thanked the women for the choice of Cross River for the women’s campaign flag-off in the South-South region, and lauded the leadership qualities of the APC presidential candidate

Many participants trooped out on Saturday, November 26, for the South-South rally of the All Progressives Congress Women Campaign team in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The event, which was held at the popular U.J Esuene Sports Stadium, saw Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and chairperson of the women’s campaign team, lead a delegation of top female politicians, which also had Hajiya Nana, spouse of Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Chioma Uzodimma, The All Progressives Congress, APC women Presidential Campaign Council, Calabar, Cross River State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Ben Ayade
APC women flag-off campaign for Tinubu in Calabar, ahead of the 2023 general elections. Photo credit: Chioma Uzodimma
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Buhari's daughter attends rally

Although the First Lady and grand patron of the women’s team, Aisha Buhari, was absent at the rally, she was represented by her daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, who turned up for the rally in a colourful ‘Aso Ebi,’ designed with the APC emblem.

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On arrival in Calabar, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Otu V, who was represented by the Prime Minister, Vanguard reported.

In her speech, the First Lady disclosed she was optimistic that women and youths of the region “will deliver in the forthcoming general election,” noting that the ”party stands for peace and progress.”

“I therefore urged all our women and youths to be fully committed to the campaign,” she charged.

In the same vein, Tinubu’s wife extolled the qualities of women from the South-South region and pledged her commitment to ensuring that women’s issues are prioritised if the APC presidential candidate and his running mate were elected, Vanguard also reported.

She said,

“The APC women campaign team called on women in this region to support our dear party in its quest to win the upcoming elections.”

Ayade speaks

While appreciating the female politicians including his wife, Linda, gathered at the stadium for choosing Cross River State for the women’s campaign flag off in the South-South region, Governor Ben Ayade said he was impressed by their leadership qualities.

He said,

“Our support for Tinubu is not because he is perfect. Our support for Tinubu is because of his proven excellent track record as a people person who can consolidate on the gains of the present, drive inclusive growth, and lead our country to become more prosperous.
“The Tinubu-Shettima ticket is the most experienced and the most progressive combination available on the ballot.”

In a related development, the APC National Women Leader, Dr. Betta Edu, who hails from Cross River, assured the women of her commitment to ensuring women’s interests were protected and urged women to come out en masse to deliver a record number of votes for the APC candidate.

"Mother of all rallies": Gov Umahi delivers promise to Tinubu as thousands troop out for APC flagbearer

The city of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, was engulfed with streams of supporters who trooped out in their numbers to welcome the presidential candidate and chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Tinubu, who flagged off his presidential campaign in Ebonyi on Thursday, November 25, was in awe of the number of supporters who were out to listen to his agenda for the state if he eventually becomes president in 2023.

A couple of weeks ago, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state vowed that he would stage what he called "The mother of all rallies" for Tinubu when he comes for his campaign.

"Mazi Tinubu": APC presidential candidate bag chieftaincy title in Peter Obi's territory

Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu continues to intensify his campaign across the shores of his stronghold to stake a claim to the presidential seat in the forthcoming election.

The APC presidential candidate moved his campaign to Ebonyi state, southeast Nigeria.

In what was a warm welcome and elegant reception, City Boy or Jagaban as he is fondly called was conferred the title of "Dike Di Ora Nma I" of Ebonyi state.

Source: Legit.ng

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