FULL LIST: Aisha Buhari, Tinubu, Shettima’s wives head APC women campaign
On Independence Day, the ruling All Progressives Congress unveiled the lineup of its female campaign team, with First Lady Aisha Buhari, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and Hajiya Nana, the wife of senator Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate, leading the way, Ejes Gist Newspaper reports.
The campaign list, which included the names of 944 well-known women and the spouses of major APC lawmakers, was made public in the early hours of Saturday by Rinsola Abiola, the campaign’s media administrator and a descendant of the late Chief MKO Abiola.
Tinubu-Shettima Women’s Presidential Campaign Team is listed under that heading.
Aisha was named Grand Patron, three-term senator Oluremi Tinubu assumed the role of Chairman, Nana was named Co-Chairman, and Lauretta Onochie, the president’s personal social media assistant, Muhammadu Buhari, joined the campaign team as the deputy national coordinator.
In terms of zonal leaders, Dr. Zainab Baugudu, the wife of the governor of Kebbi State, will be in charge of the North West; Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of the governor of Lagos State, will be in charge of the South West; and Falmata Zulum, the first lady of Borno State, will be in charge of the North East.
In a similar vein, Mrs. Sanwoolu, the wife of the governor of Lagos State, will oversee the South-West while Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, the first lady of Kwara State, would oversee operations in the North-Central.
Chioma Ikeaka-Uzodinma, the first lady of Imo State, will coordinate the South-East campaign; Linda Ayade, her counterpart in Cross River, will manage the South-South campaign.
The Tinubu/Shettima 2023 Women Presidential Campaign Team is happy to announce the publication of the membership of its various committees for the 2023 presidential campaign, according to a portion of the statement.
While expressing our congratulations to the new appointees, we advise them to pick up their letters of appointment on October 3, 2022, by 10am, at the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Office, located at No. 2 Kainji Crescent, off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja.
The statement went on to say that high-profile party women leaders will lead campaign efforts in states not under APC control while the wives of APC governors would serve as coordinators in their respective states.
No fewer than 33 Nollywood and Kannywood actors were included for entertainment in the 70-page campaign plan.
They included seasoned actors like Princess Kalihat Bello, Remi Oshodi, Mercy Johnson, Rose Odika, Sola Kosoko, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Hajiya Nas, Lizzy Jay (Omo Ibadan), and the incomparable Joke Silva, who chairs the category.
The news comes shortly after the controversial APC Presidential Campaign Council list was made public.
A 422-man committee led by political heavyweights and other important figures was launched by Tinubu last Friday to oversee the campaign council’s different subcommittees.
James Faleke, the Secretary of the Presidential Campaign Council, revealed the list of members in Abuja after a series of delays and rumours about who would be tasked with directing the ruling party’s effort to maintain power at the federal level.
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Tinubu and Adamu, the national chairman of the APC, serve as co-deputy chairs of the campaign council, which is presided over by the president Muhammadu Buhari.
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