Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been urged by his supporters under the umbrella of the APC Nigeria Women in Politics to consider selecting a female running mate ahead of the 2023 general election.
National convener of the APC WIP, Princess Bolanle Kazeem made the plea while speaking with newsmen during a mobilisation rally held for Tinubu and sensitisation of women to register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards to enable them participate in the forthcoming elections.
Kazeem while speaking at the rally which was held at the Unity Fountain demonstration ground in Abuja noted that the women decided to support Tinubu due to his leadership qualities.
She added: “The APC WIP, with members from across the 36 states of the country, was tired of politicians who promised to provide good governance to the masses during electioneering campaigns but ended up deceiving and disappointing them.”
“Tinubu had a good track record in the provision of security and infrastructure as well as the management of the state economy for collective prosperity, she said.
“We are expecting 35 per cent of Asiwaju’s cabinet to be made up of women, but if we get more than that, we don’t mind. This is so putting into consideration the input of women in elections.
“Let the party give us our 35 per cent affirmative action. I want to say that the women in the country want a female Vice President. Let the party give us the VP position. We are making this demand on Tinubu too because we know he has sympathy for women.
“We, the women, have agreed and are ready to give our time and support for our father, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. As the APC women, we will garner and produce for him about 40 per cent of all the votes cast in the presidential election.
“We believe he can be a good president and take Nigeria to the next level. That is why we are bringing ourselves together to canvass and mobilise for him and to vote for him.
“In the areas of insecurity, economy, and infrastructure, we know Asiwaju has done this in Lagos and they are the smallest things for him to do for the nation.”
According to her, the APC women’s group expects that Tinubu would fully implement the 35 per cent affirmative action for women inclusion in politics in Nigeria.
The women leader also urged Nigerians who were yet to get their PVCs to do so immediately in order for them to vote credible leaders to office in the coming elections.