Aisha Buhari appointed to lead Tinubu-Shettima Women Campaign Team

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has been appointed to lead the Tinubu-Shettima Women Campaign Team of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

The APC Women Campaign Team comprised 1,200 strong members, which also included Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC Presidential candidate and Hajiya Nana Shettima as Chairperson and co-chairperson of the women’s campaign team respectively.

 

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Rinsola Abiola, daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola, who is also named in the media and administrative committees of the campaign team.

 

Hon. Asabe Vilita Bashir, a former member of the House of Representatives from Borno would serve as national coordinator will be assisted by Lauretta Onochie, a senior aide in the Presidency as deputy national coordinator.

 

The women’s campaign in the North-West Zone will be coordinated by Dr Zainab Baugudu, wife of the Kebbi Governor while a Falmata Zulum, the First Lady of Borno State, will be in charge of the Northeast.

 

Olufolake Abdulrazaq, wife of Kwara Governor will coordinate efforts in the North-Central and Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-olu, wife of the Lagos Governor, will superintend over the South-West.

 

Imo First Lady Chioma Ikeaka-Uzodinma will also coordinate the South-East while Linda Ayade, wife of the Cross River Governor, will spearhead the women’s campaign in the South-South.

 

The statement partly read, “The Tinubu/Shettima 2023 Women Presidential Campaign Team is pleased to announce the release of the composition of its various committees for the 2023 presidential campaign.

 

“While we congratulate the appointees, they are advised to collect their letters of appointment at the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Office at No 2 Kainji Crescent, off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja on 3rd October 2022 by 10am.”

 

The statement further indicated that wives of APC Governors will serve as coordinators in their respective states while high-profile party women leaders will head campaign activities in non-APC-controlled States.

 

Florence Ajimobi, widow of the former governor of Oyo State and Zainab Ibrahim, the APC Deputy National Women Leader, among others, were chosen to coordinate activities in States not controlled by the APC.

 

In the 70-page campaign document, no fewer than 33 Nollywood and Kannywood actors were enlisted for entertainment.

 

They included veteran thespians such as the inimitable Joke Silva who chaired the category, Fausat Balogun, Remi Oshodi, Mercy Johnson, Rose Odika, Sola Kosoko, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero) Hajiya Nas, Lizzy Jay (Omo Ibadan), Princess Kalihat Bello among others.

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