Women under the aegis of Women For South West Agenda For Asiwaju (Swaga) on Wednesday May 4, promised to do everything within their reach to canvass and mobilized wowen to vote massively for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to clinching the All Progressive Congress’s ticket.
Speaking during a press briefing ahead of its formal launch on Monday 9 in Lagos, chairman of the group, Hon. Omobolanle Obe said, for her and other members of the group, nothing will be left undone in ensuring Asiwaju Bola Tinubu get the party’s ticket.
According to her, more than ‘5 million votes would be mobilized by this group’, that’s why the launch is taking place at this time, it’s high time we show women are not only for domestic and other room duties, but must participate actively in politics, Obe urged those who have not register for Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to do so and ensure Asiwaju is given adequate support.
According to the chairman, Asiwaju has been very supported to the women fold, if not, he wouldn’t have allowed his wife into serving in the senate, this time, because it’s presidency we are talking about, therefore, we have to canvass and mobilize enmasse to all geo-political zones of the country.
Presidency must come to the Southwest, that’s we are building this strong platform, she said, Asiwaju gave women 30 per cent representation in 1999, when he becomes president come 2023, 60 per cent representation is assured for women. Furthermore, only during his tenure we had women as Director Generals, Permanent Secretaries, therefore, we need delegates for him to achieve this task.
Also speaking at the event, National Public Relations Officer of the group, Aarebinrin (Hon) Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba said, we all know the importance of women in the society for us to say there is no other choice except Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We believe in him, we trust in him. He would be the only person at this time who has his wife in the Senate to tell you that he is not afraid of women leading. You have to show something by acting it. Everybody knows Lagos leads other states follow. We didn’t just start now. For about 2 years, we have been telling him that Nigeria needs no other one than him. We want someone with the wealth of experience. Victory is assured come 2023′, she said.
Princess has said in many foral, the only person Nigeria needs to stabilize this sinking ship is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, she had described Asiwaju as leader of all leaders.
Speaking on the events of the launch slated for 9th May, the Treasurer of the group, Deaconess Nkem Sofela said: ‘We are going to have a conference, launching, and medical outreach on Monday May 9, ‘We are doing this to make women aware of our candidate, to prepare their PVCs, to tell their friends, and to tell their neighbors. It is time for women to gather to make the country move. We are the organizers and we are the ones that put things together. We don’t want women to lag behind or stay on the fence. If you don’t participate in politics, you can’t complain. We want to change the story starting with Tinubu at the helm of affairs.
By the Grace of God, he will get there. We will do eye screening, dental clinic, blood sugar measurement. There are doctors from the ministry who will do that. We will also recognize people with awards, people who have done well in Lagos.’
Other members of the executive present are: Honorable member, who takes care of merbers’ Welfare, Yeye Yinka Olaiya, Cordinator of the group Affairs, Chief Fatimo Bello, Olori Aderonke Erinle, Adebimpe Banjo and others.