Talk of one presidential candidate who has a lot of female followers and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s name will pop up. This is because across the 36 states of the federation, he has thousands of women mobilising for him. He has them in the North, East, and South. They have formed themselves into so many groups. They have as leaders many distinguished women leaders who are determined to make sure that Tinubu wins.
For instance, in Lagos, there are so many support groups largely made up of women, all canvassing for votes for both Gov. Babajide Sanwo Olu & Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
These are celebrity women like Iyaloja General, Chief Mrs. Sade Tinubu-Ojo, Hajia Montai of Sanwo-Olu Ambassadors, Aisha Alubankudi, Ayisat Gbajabiamila, Fatima Bello Igbira, (Jumrash Aso Oke), Tosin Lawal, Toke Benson, Chief Mrs. Teju Phillips, Mrs. Sarah Sosan, Engr. Tinuke Owolabi, Adenike Adekanbi, Damilola Elemo, Hon. Fausat Hassan, Ambassador Amina Ajayi Temitope, and Titilope Kafayat Adigun. Others are Funke Benson, Amb Mrs. Franca Folusho, Hon. Omobola Shogo, Yeye Oge Jibike and Hajia Raliat Abdulsalam.
There are others like Erelu Gbemisola Susan Alabi, the Director General, BAT Ambassadors which is campainging for Gov. Sanwo Olu & Asiwaju Tinubu, Hon. Gbemisola Ketiku, Funke Etti, Joke Ojo, Iyabo Ninalowo and Joko Adeusi. There is also Binta Muazu, Princess Omolara Olumegbon, Tolu Meduna and Hanatu Musawa.
There is also Alhaja Aderonke Kolade-Crew (Rontex) who runs a Rontex 4 BAT Signature Political Group.
There are more celebrity women across the 36 States of Nigeria campaigning for Tinubu and Shettima. Who are these women? We can tell you. On Monday, 10th October, 2022 at the State House Banquet Hall, the APC inaugurated the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team. The Grand Patron is Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari. The Chairman is Senator Oluremi Tinubu (OON) and the co-Chairman is Mrs. Nana Shettima. The Advisory Council is the next layer. It is made up of Zonal Co-ordinators. There are 6 of them, made up of North East (H.R. Mrs. Falmata Zulum; North Central (H.E. Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq; NORTH WEST (H.E. Dr. Zainab Bagudu; SOUTH EAST (H.R. Mrs. Chioma Ikeaka-Uzodinma; SOUTH WEST (H.E. Mrs. Claudina Sanwo-Olu; SOUTH-SOUTH (H.E. Mrs. Linda Ayade. The National Co-ordinator is Ms. Asabe Vilita. The Deputy National Cor-ordinator is Mrs. Lauretta Onoche.
The primary deliverable of the esteemed members and volunteers of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Team is to strategise, facilitate implementation of campaign activities, and mobilise eletorates to vote for the party’s flagbearer by legitimately leveraging on available opportunities, skill set, expertise, influence and platforms within the disposition of team members for success in the 2023 Presidential Elections.
Let’s tell you about State Co-ordinators. All Governors’ wives are state co-ordinators in APC-controlled states. In Abia State is Senator Nkechi Nwaogu. In Adamawa State is Hon. Anna Sini Titsi. In Akwa Ibom is Mrs. N. Akpabio. In Bauch State is Mrs. Hadiza M.A Abubakar. In Bayelsa State is Mrs. Alanyingi Timi Sylva. In Benue State is Mrs. Regina Akume. In Delta State is Ms Lauretta Onochie, in Edo State is Maimuna Momodu. In Oyo State is Mrs. Florence Ajimobi. In Rivers State is Mrs. Judith Amaechi. In Sokoto State is Hajia Aisha Abdullahi. In Taraba State is Zainab A Ibrahim. In FCT is Hon. Minister Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu. In Katsina State is H.E. Mrs. Zakiya Masari.
Those in the Advisory Council include: Hon. Minister Pauline Tallen, Hajia Farida Dan Kaka, All Female APC National Assembly members, All former APC Deputy Governors, All Former Female APC Senators, All Ministers’ Wives, All Serving Female Ministers, H.E. Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, H.E Mrs. Binta Masari, H.E Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, H.E Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, H.E Mrs. Funso Amosun, H. E Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, Ayo Omidiran, Engr. (Ms.) Adango Obi, Hajiya Aisha Saidu, Hajiya Halima Suleiman, Hajiya Tabawa Inuwa, H.E Mrs. Funmi Adesegun, H.E Mrs. Akpabio, H.E Mrs. Oyetola, Hon. Susan Lokpobiri, Hon. Victoria Uka, Hon. Faith Pakuma, Hon. Khadijat Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, Hon. Mary Etta, Hon. Maryam Shittu, Maryam Abubakar, Mrs. Bilikisu Abu Kyari, Mrs. Farida Waziri Kwara, Mrs. Nafina Wase, Mrs. Salamatu Gbajabiamila, and Mrs. Yejide Fagunwa Ogundipe.
There are some women running the Administrative Secretariat, like Aisha Alubankudi, Hafsat Shinkafi, Rinsola Abiola, Rose Audu, and Tessy Maina, How about in the Strategic Planning Committee? There are a few celebrity women like Aisha Aminu Malumfashi, Barrister Mary Eta, Barrister Sa’adatu Barau, Dr. Amaka Onu, Dr. Ruqayya Gurin, Dr. Zainab Gimba, Hailmary Aipoh, Hajia Bilikisu Abba Ibrahim, Hajia Bintu Sheriff, Hajia Nana Yaro, Hon. Asmau Mohammed Iganus, Hon. Bola Sadipe, Hon. Chief Tina Ekwuem, Hon. Patricia Etteh, Hon. Zuwaira Gambo, Lillian Bakkhis, Otunba Onanuga, Professor Franca Bassey, Professor Nora Daduut, Salamatu Jubril and Zarah M.D Abubakar.
There are also some celebrity women in the Operations & Logistics Committee. The Chairman of the Committee is H.E. Senator Fatima Raji-Rasaki. There are others like Barrister Saadatu Yunusa, Bolanle Akinyemi Obe, Dr. Mrs. Virginia Ironbar, Elizabeth Adeniyi Adde, Elizabeth Atibie, Ganiyat Olawore, and H.E. Mrs. Sarah Sosan.
Others are H.E (Dr.) Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura, H.E. Hannatu Ngilari, Hajia Salamatu Baiwa, Hajiya Farida Odengi, Hajiya Haliam Kyari Joda, Halima Yaya Abubakar, Hon. (Dr.) Lola Akande, Hon. Binta Mamman, Hon. Faith Puluma, Hon. Helen Akarogbe, Hon. Jenniffer Oguzie, Hon. Naomi Joel Awak, Hussaina Kurfi, Madam Maryam Ekanem, Maryam Salihu Ibrahim, Mrs. Amayen. E. Effiok, Mrs. Bolanle Ali and Mrs. Feyisayo Oladipupo.
There are others like Mrs. Nkoyo Omon, Mrs. Udunma Onyekaba, Mrs. Hadiza Danbazau, Ms Martha Egba, Ms Yetunde Adeniji, Omosede Marshal and Pastor Dayo Benjamin-Laniyi, Princess Adebowale Aderemi, Rev. Sally William Chinedu, Rose Audu, Rt Hon. Amb. Uju Onwudikwe, Rt Hon. Bola Badmus, Saadatu Sani Musa, Tessy N. Maina and Zainab Belgore.
Let’s tell you about the celebrity women in the Media & Strategic Communications Committee. Modele Sarafa-Yusuf is the Chairman. Others are Adebisi Olumide Ajayi, Aisha Alubankudi, Aisha Augie and Amina Al-hassan. There is also Barr. Zara Umar, Dr. Mary Ikoku, Elsie Ijorogu-Road, Ezeaka Chidozie, Folashade Abdulsalam, Hon. Abike Dabiri, Iretiola Ojekhoa, Morayo Afolabi Brown, Mrs. Atika Ajana, Mrs. Kwapci Data Dibal, Nnenna Agbai and Petra Akinti Onyegbule.
Finance & Special Duties Committee has H.E. Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire as Chairman. There are other members like Chief Mrs. Nike Oluwole, Chief Mrs. Toyin Badmus, Chief Mrs. Yetunde Adesanya, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Barr. Aisha Galadima Gana, Gloria Akobundu, Evang. Caroline Nagbo, Tessy Maina, Hannatu Akilu, Mrs. Valarie Umo, Mrs. Affiong Ekpo and Mrs. Florence Kekong.
How about the Diaspora Mobilisation Committee? It has formidable women like Hon. Mrs. Abike Dabiri Erewa, Adedolapo Oni, Ajibola Laditi, Alhaja Adenike Oyejide, Amina Bayero, Aolat Oluwatomisi Sule, Bilikisu Savage, Dr. Umo Ekanem, Dr. Hajo Sani, Dr. Mrs. Mfon Agnes, Dr. Omotayo Mulikat Kash Oladosu and Dr. Raquel Adekoya-Asuelime.
Let’s tell you more. Let’s tell you about Esther Palmer, Fauzzy Fibiya Japhet, Folakemi Hassan, Folasade Olumo, Ganiya Smith, Hannatu Musa Musawa, Khuraira Musa, Lizzy Dosunmu, Mrs. Kubura Oluwa, Mrs. Ronke Ekwensi, Mrs. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye, Ms. Saratu Garba, Ms. Banke Haastrup, Muibat Olabisi Ijaiya, Motunrayo Bello, Nana Yakubu, Nike Eboda, Nike Mutiat Abubakar, Omotola Shade Alli, Omounmi Ganiyat Durowoju, Queenesther Nwaise, Ronke Babaita, Sherifah Abdulkadir Kamal, Simbiat Longe, Sophy Eshinlokun Sanni, Taiba Elemosho Okesanjo and Taibat Bolajoko Akintola.
In the Creative & Entertainment industry, there are the following women, Fausat Balogun, Funke Adesiyan, Hadiza Kabara, Hajia Hadiza Yusuf Mobote, Hajiya Nas, Kyanta Dilallaiya, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Lizzy Jay (Omo Ibadan), Madam Saje, Mansurah Isa, Mariam Charles, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Princess Kalihat Bello, Remi Oshodi, Rose Odika, Ruka Lawal (Iya Ibadan), Samirah Ahmed, Saratu Dazo, Sola Kosoko, Teema Makamashi, Toyin Adegbola, Toyosi Adesanya, Unmi Gombe and Yetunde Wunmi.
Joke Silva is the Chairman of that Committee. Eniola Ajao is a valued member, Esther Nwaogwounuwe Wright, Fathia Balogun, Fati Karishma, and Fati Niger are also members.