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Lalong, Oluremi Tinubu, Hajiya Shettima meet to discuss campaign strategies for 2023 polls

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
15 September 2022   |   2:37 am
Director-general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, yesterday, met with the wife of the APC presidential candidate

[FILES] Lalong

Director-general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, yesterday, met with the wife of the APC presidential candidate, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and the wife of the running mate, Hajiya Nana Shettima, at the Bola Tinubu Campaign Headquarters in Abuja.

Lalong, who met with them behind closed doors alongside the Secretary of the campaign council, James Faleke; Assistant Secretary, Christopher Tarfa and Chief of Staff to the DG, Yakubu Dati, said the visit was part of the engagement and consultation towards a successful campaign for the victory of APC in 2023.

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, stated that Oluremi Tinubu informed the director-general that they were at the headquarters to strategise on the participation of women in the forthcoming campaigns in line with the decision of the APC to carry all women along by ensuring that they play a greater role in delivering the presidential candidate and other candidates of the party.

It also stated that Oluremi Tinubu intimated Lalong of the ongoing mobilisation of various women support groups for the Tinubu/Shettima ticket, as well as engagement, particularly at the grassroots, which will prove very crucial to the victory of the APC at the elections.

Meanwhile, the wife of the APC presidential candidate and the wife of the running mate had paid a similar visit to the national secretariat of the APC where they held a meeting with the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

Lalong, who welcomed the duo to the campaign headquarters, assured them that the APC presidential campaign council had put in place a plan for a robust campaign that would deeply involve women and youths.

He noted that women constitute a large voting force in Nigeria and that many of them are passionate about the APC, its presidential candidate Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima who have over the years invested so many resources, time and programmes to empower women.

Lalong, therefore, assured them that the campaign council would give all the support to enable them mobilise women in all parts of the country, particularly at the grassroots, for the success of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket and the APC in general.