The President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that women as his “most loyal and supportive” allies, urging them to transfer the same support to the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
“Women have remained the most loyal and supportive group in my mission for a better Nigeria despite the challenges. They should extend this same support to our presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu, and vice-presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima,” Buhari said to over 1,250 women gathered at the State House Banquet Hall for the inauguration of the Tinubu-Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team.
This was made in a statement by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, who represented Buhari at the Lunch. The President said, “As this launch is being hosted in Abuja, we must remember that the real war lies in far-flung places away from Abuja. The task ahead lies in over 8,000 wards and 774 local governments across the country, where party faithful will have to make a case before fellow citizens on our party’s candidate articulating the vision and the programme for the country.
In his address earlier, Tinubu described the Peoples Democratic Party as a “political party of termites.”
“They are a political party of termites. They are in the village of lunacy. A nation is not just built on abusive language. The PDP ruled over 16 years of nothingness and digging the hole of indebtedness. Never again shall they come back. A new hope is here,” he said.
On his part, the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, urged the women to avoid character assassination, hate speech and propaganda.
“Leave that to the opposition and stay with the achievements of our party in women empowerment and also tell them that under the Presidency of Bola Tinubu, Nigerian women and their children will have an even better deal,” he said.