The All Progressives Congress, APC Women for Good Governance has adopted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the standard flagbearer of the party for the 2023 Presidential polls.
The women said it is only the choice of Tinubu that will guarantee social justice for women and children in Nigeria.
Convener of the group, Cecilia Ikechukwu who spoke at a press conference in Abuja said as a body of women across the country under the APC umbrella, the group is constrained to lend its voice to the issue of the forthcoming presidential elections concerning the preparedness of its party.
“A lot has been said and canvassed by various stakeholders regarding the party flag bearer in the presidential elections. Consequently, a reasonable number of persons have indicated an interest in the plum position.
“This is indeed a welcome development. It indicates that the APC as a party is well-positioned to retain power come 2023 with the array of credible aspirants that have shown interest so far. However, we wish to emphasize that the APC as a party must get it right with regard to who becomes the party’s standard-bearer for the presidential elections.
“We have examined and analyzed the various dynamics in the polity and conclude that what the APC needs in its presidential candidate is one who has broad appeal across the country and is popular amongst the various stakeholders in the country.
“The APC also needs a presidential candidate with a towering credential that has stood the test of time in terms of commitment to the tenets of democracy and one who has also contributed immensely to the sustenance of our nascent democracy” she said
Ikechukwu said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a freedom fighter, former governor of Lagos and a thoroughbred politician understands what leadership and service to the people entail.
“The candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a sure bet to victory for the APC if he is given the ticket. We dare say that amongst the array of presidential aspirants in the country, none can boast of the pedigree and track record of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“He is at home with all Nigerians regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliations. He believes in One Nigeria, which has characterized his conduct and contributions to nation-building over decades.
“The APC Women for Good Governance sees in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that candidate that can match any candidate from the opposition party with a blink. He is at home with the Adamus from the North, the Emekas from the South East, the Olufemi from the South West, the Tamunos from the South-South and other ethnic minority groupings across the country.
“Women and children have felt his insightful leadership strides, a constituency he holds dearly to his heart, as evident in the wide support from women and youth-based organizations across the country” she added
She said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a cosmopolitan Nigerian who has lived a life of service to the country. His progressive leadership style is second to none. It further emphasizes that Nigeria needs such leaders to pilot her affairs at this critical point.
“The APC Women for Good Governance is elated with the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We use this medium to endorse him as the APC presidential candidate that would secure electoral victory for the party come 2023.
“We wish to state in unequivocal terms that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the president that would guarantee social justice for women and children in Nigeria and other ordinary citizens of the country that are yearning for dividends of democracy.
“We wish to call on the leadership of the APC to recognize Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a preferred candidate that can defeat the PDP and other opposition elements in the country due to his wide appeal across the country.
“The APC Women for Good Governance endorses Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in unequivocal terms as its choice for the 2023 presidential elections. A Nigeria under Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will guarantee economic growth and development; he will also unite Nigerians from all walks of life in ways too numerous to mention.
“The APC must recognize the electoral strengths with the benefit of hindsight to realize that anything but Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the party’s standard-bearer for the 2023 presidential elections might prove counterproductive.
“THEREFORE, the APC Women for Good Governance call on members of the APC to rally support for the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in our quest to ensure continuity and sustainable growth and development.
“The urgency of now requires that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is accorded all the necessary support towards realizing his ambition of contributing his quota to the development of our great country.
“The APC Women for Good Governance is solidly behind Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and wishes to reiterate that it behoves on all members of the APC to queue behind him in the collective interest” she added