The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 2023 presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised to empower more women if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on Friday in Abuja when he held an interactive session with a delegation comprising the party’s Zonal and State Women Leaders who paid a courtesy call on him, Tinubu said women should not be confined to the shadows, rather they should be empowered in all social, economic and political spheres.
Tinubu described the women as “our party’s vibrant present and, also, its more equitable future”.
Assuring the gathering of his commitment to female empowerment and progress, Bola Tinubu declared: “I do not believe that women should be confined to the shadows. Rather, I believe that by empowering women in all social, economic and political spheres, we invite exponential social, economic and political growth in Nigeria”.
He urged the women to actively play their role in the realisation of the party’s progressive ideals.
The former Lagos State governor also asked them to join him to make the APC function as its best incarnation, calling this task “an abiding duty” for all senior members and officials in the party.
He said “you are the nexus between the party’s leadership and its grassroots membership, particularly its female membership and you hold significant power over the direction of our party both in your communities and at the national level”.
Tinubu asked the women to partner with him to “create an unbeatable coalition that will win the general elections in February 2023 for all APC candidates, including, I hope, a record number of women”.
Emphasising his record as a committed democrat, Tinubu reminded all present that he was the first governor to select a woman as his deputy.
The former lawmaker stated that he is also the only leading Nigerian politician whose wife is a Senator.
Praising his wife, Oluremi, Asiwaju joyfully added that: “Remi is, in fact, a third term Senator who achieved this feat through her hard work and consistent record of excellent representation and humble service in her constituency”.