Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the All Progressives Congress Women Presidential Campaign Council says it intends to speed its nationwide reach by implementing its electioneering approach from home to home.
The National Coordinator of the women’s campaign team, Dr. Asabe Bashir, made the call in a speech on Tuesday.
At the launch of Progressive Sisters’ Network, a new women’s group, and the start of a “Sister-to-Sister” campaign, Bashir clarified the situation.
The Progressive Sisters’ Network is a national women-led and focused organisation that aims to mobilise women’s votes through extensive, grassroots voter mobilisation projects and specialised communication tools and platforms. It is led by Rinsola Abiola, a gender advocate and daughter of the late Chief Moshood Abiola.
Precisely 24 hours have passed since the presidential villa inaugurated the campaign council’s new members.
The PSN promised to stop at nothing to ensure that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, won the election in 2023. It also urged Nigerian women to speed up the victories already achieved.
Bashir emphasised in her goodwill speech that Tinubu was known for his dedication to the defence of women’s rights and their empowerment, mainly through “landmark affirmative policies and actions that guarantee the inclusion of women, education investment programs, and the development of the girl-child.”
She said, “Asiwaju backed and pursued several policies and government investments that enabled the rise of women in various fields and life endeavours.
“This is why I believe women must come together, on the same progressive agenda and ensure that Tinubu is sworn in as the country’s next President.”
PSN National Coordinator said the group’s major aim was to “contribute our quota to mobilising women’s votes for our father, leader and presidential candidate, Tinubu, and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.”
She said, “As the name suggests, our sister-to-sister campaign is geared at mobilising fellow women by engaging them extensively on why Tinubu should be their preferred presidential candidate.”
“Our message is simple: the Tinubu/Shettima ticket presents the greatest hope of equity for Nigerian women, and this assertion is backed by the public service track records of both men.”
“The PSN will execute its nationwide campaign with a star crew of zonal and state officers, including the Deputy National Coordinator, Samira Saddique; North-West Zonal Coordinator, Aisha Augie; Hauwa Magaji, North-East Zonal Coordinator; Abiodun Essiet, North-Central Zonal Coordinator; Funmilola Onamusi, South-West Zonal Coordinator; Lady Giddalti Reginald-Okun, South-South Zonal Coordinator; and Chief Mrs Amaka Ogbu, South-East Zonal Coordinator.