‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja – The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has sounded the wake up call to all stakeholders of the party to ensure that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
“Let me emphasize one thing, there is no option but victory. You must leave no stone unturned. This government must be returned by the grace of God. I believe in God, I also believe in working hard. We have to work for victory and no option whatsoever. We are not working to end at the tribunal, we are working to end at the villa. You must not be ashamed of saying this” Adamu said.
He gave the charge on Thursday when the wives of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of the party, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Mrs Nana Kashim Shettima paid a courtesy visit to the national secretariat.
The chairman promised to stand shoulder to shoulder with both the presidential candidate and his vice to ensure success.
Adamu also encouraged the delegation to work extra hard despite the skewed variables in there favour promising that the party’s presidential candidate will do more for Nigerian women.
“Now your own journey may be a little bit difficult because of customary mannerisms. Some of the best brains are among you women, some of the most hardworking people are among women but because of who we are we have not yet seen the best of our women. I believe that by the grace of God, the people that want to be president and vice will add value to where president Buhari will be leaving it. And the legacies that president Buhari is working on by the grace of God will consolidate by the time he disengages and we will continue with the good work.”
He commended President Buhari whom he said will not be on the ticket in 2023 but his spirit and his driving spirit and progressiveness will be with the party in 2023 election. He added that, “As far as we are concern in the Buhari house, as leaders of the APC, Buhari is very much on the ticket. You will not see his picture on the ballot paper but his spirit will drive these efforts. He is doing so much in trying times under difficult situation and he is doing everything to everyone’s satisfaction.”
Earlier, Senator Oluremi Tinubu intimidated the party hierarchy of the silent but steady attempt to form the structure of Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Council ahead of the official campaign.
“This is to tell you that we have been busy though quietly and what we are doing is to ensure that we are here to tell you that Nigerian women are working. We are ready to mobilize for victory for our party come 2023 very soon we will come out with our program, at the Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Council that is what we are called.”
She commended the chairman for showing grit in his leadership of the party which has brought respectability to the party and the recently conducted hitch free primary.
On the entourage of Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Mrs Nana Kashim Shettima were: Rukayat Guni Senior Special Assistant to the President’s wife on Women Affairs in the President’s office; Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals; Lauretta Onoje, Special Assistant on Social Media; Stella Okutete, former women leader APC; Hajia Bilikisu Kyari, wife of the deputy national chairman, North amongst others.