Wife of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) presidential candidate, Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Wednesday said the Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket of the party will set a new tone in Nigeria’s political landscape come 2023.
Tinubu, who stated this during APC ‘sSouth West Women presidential rally at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos, said the country in no distant time would also witness Christian/Christian ticket.
Addressing the teeming women supporters, Tinubu said: “I bring you warm greetings from the First Lady, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari. She sends loves to Lagos and wish you well and to the governor that is making things work in Lagos State.
“We thank you for coming out in large number despite the challenges. My coming here is another homecoming. About 23 years ago, God bless my husband to become the governor, I supported him as the first lady.
“I want to thank the people of Lagos Central for sending me to represent them. I’m the first woman to emerge as a senator three times. This is a wonderful opportunity. Since 2007 when my husband left office, I kept working for the good of our people.
“God rewards good work, what is happening to us is God that is doing this. He pleases people without people paying attention but heaven pays attention.
“As regard Muslim/Muslim ticket, this one will set the tone for the future. Sometime in future we will have a Christian/Christian ticket. What God has done is marvelous in our land.”
The first lady of Lagos, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu said Nigeria needs somebody of political sagacity as Tinubu to manage the affairs of the nation in 2023.
Sanwo-Olu said: “We are delighted to receive you all as we flag off the Tinubu/Shettima Women’s Presidential Campaign in the South-West.
“As we know, our great leader, President Muhammadu Buhari has laid the right foundation for progressive governance. He has been responsive, progressive, and totally committed to the needs of the people, especially women and children.
“As women, there is a strong need for us to use the 2023 elections to vote for APC across all levels for consolidation and continuity of the remarkable work and achievement of the present administration. It is crystal clear that the continuity of the APC government is the sure way to greater progress.
“At this point in time in our democratic experience and history, Nigeria needs the financial expertise, intellectual acumen, progressive capacity, and political sagacity of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to manage the affairs of our great country.
“Asiwaju has a track record of outstanding performance. He has the astonishing ability to identify talents and galvanize them to catapult our Nation to the deserved height and rightful position in the comity of nations. He has done it in Lagos and he will do it in Nigeria.
“The commitment of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidency is that all Nigerians, regardless of age, colour, gender, ethnic, religious, and political affiliations, will be supported to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
“They are people-friendly, reliable, and trustworthy. The Tinubu-Shettima Presidency will do everything humanly possible to increase opportunities for women in politics and decision-making.
“Indeed, Nigerian women can count on the Tinubu/Shettima Presidency. This is a ticket that will ensure gender justice, fairness, and equitable participation of women in governance and the political process. It is a ticket that will close gender gaps and address the many challenges women still confront in public and private.”
The APC National Women Leader, Dr Beta Edu said: “Our mission is simple, we want to deliver 40 million votes for Asiwaju. We want to win at every ward.”
While urging them to get ready their PVCs, Edu said Tinubu would empower women and provide jobs for the youths.
A representative of Youths Ambassadors, Comfort Olabare said the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’ s initiative on leadership training had impacted greatly on the youth.
She also urged women to vote for Tinubu and the governor, noting their emergence would address unemployment and poverty in the land.