The wife of the APC presidential candidate, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and Hajiya Nana Shettima, wife of his running mate, Kashim Shettima, had paid a visit to the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday, at the Tinubu Campaign Headquarters in Abuja.
Along with the Assistant Secretary, Christopher Tarfa, and Chief of Staff to the DG, Hon. Yakubu Dati, Lalong met privately with the two women and explained that the visit was a part of engagement and consultations aimed at a successful campaign for the APC’s victory in the general election of 2023.
Dr. Macham Makut, the governor’s director of press and public affairs, provided more details about the meeting in a statement issued on Wednesday.
He said, “Senator Oluremi Tinubu informed the Director-General that they were at the Headquarters to strategise on the participation of women in the forthcoming campaigns in line with the decision of the APC to carry all women along by ensuring that they play a greater role in delivering the presidential candidate and other candidates of the party.
“She also intimated Governor Lalong of the ongoing mobilisation of various women supports groups for Tinubu/Shettima as well as engagement, particularly at the grassroots, which will prove crucial to the victory of the APC during the elections.”
The statement said that Nana Shettima and Bola Tinubu’s wives had made a comparable trip to the APC National Secretariat, where they had meetings with Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman, on an equal basis.
The statement added, “Governor Lalong welcomed them to the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Headquarters and assured them that the APC Presidential Campaign Council working with Tinubu, had put in place a plan for a robust campaign that would deeply involve women and youths.
“He noted that women constituted a large voting force in Nigeria, and many were passionate about the APC as well as Tinubu and Shettima, who had, over the years, invested so many resources, time and programmes to empower women.
“Lalong promised them that the campaign council would give them all the support to enable them to mobilise women in all parts of the country, particularly at the grassroots, for the success of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket and the APC in general.
“The Director-General and his guests also went round the Campaign Office to see ongoing work at the headquarters.”