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Pomp and pageantry as APC is set to inaugurate Aisha Buhari-led Women Presidential campaign team

Pomp and pageantry as APC is set to inaugurate Aisha Buhari-led Women Presidential campaign team

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC, said the formal inauguration of its Women Presidential Campaign Team will commence on Monday, at the Presidential Villa.

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was announced as the grand patron of the women’s wing of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Team last week.

Wife of the Presidential Candidate, Oluremi Tinubu, a three-term senator representing Lagos Central and former First Lady of Lagos State, and that of the vice-presidential candidate, former First Lady of Borno State, Nana Shettima, will serve as chairman and co-Chairman respectively.

The announcement of the women’s campaign team has drawn positive reactions from across the country, with many Nigerians wondering why other parties are not making similar efforts regarding gender mainstreaming in their respective presidential campaigns.


Others have noted that the APC’s women’s campaign team, comprising over 1,200 women drawn from across the country, further bolsters the party’s gender-sensitive credentials as the APC is also the only major political party to have a female gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 election cycle.

Party sources said the women’s campaign team will enjoy a degree of autonomy and organize its own programmes, and that there will be activities at the national, zonal and state levels.

“Efforts are also reportedly ongoing to rally the thousands of women-focused support groups affiliated with the APC for a nationwide mass mobilization project,” the source stated.

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