First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari has been named head of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign team of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gatekeepers News reports that is expected to lead a team of about 1,200-member women’s campaign wing of the party for the 2023 elections.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the party’s flag bearer and Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the APC presidential running mate are to serve as chairperson and co-chairperson of the women’s campaign team respectively.
These appointments were disclosed in a statement 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.
Meanwhile, a former member of the House of Representatives from Borno, Asabe Vilita Bashir will serve as national coordinator and 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 First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Baugudu, while wife of Borno State Governor, Falmata Zulum will be in charge of the Northeast.
Wife of Kwara Governor, Olufolake Abdulrazaq will coordinate the North-Central and First Lady of the Lagos Governor, Ibijoke Sanwo-olu will oversee 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 also indicated that wives of Governors in APC-controlled states will serve as state coordinators, while notable APC women in non-APC-controlled States will take charge.
Wife of the late former governor of Oyo State, Florence Ajimobi, the APC Deputy National Women Leader, Zainab Ibrahim among others, were chosen to coordinate activities in States not controlled by the APC.