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Muslim women canvass support for Tinubu’s presidential ambition

By Opeyemi Babalola
22 May 2022   |   2:51 am
Muslim women under the aegis of Coalition of Muslim Women for Asiwaju (COMWA), yesterday, threw their weight behind the candidacy of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress

[FILES] Bola Ahmed Tinubu<br />PHOTO: Twitter

Muslim women under the aegis of Coalition of Muslim Women for Asiwaju (COMWA), yesterday, threw their weight behind the candidacy of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to emerge as the flag bearer of the party in the upcoming primary election.

 
At a press conference in Lagos, the group, representing Muslim women across all the political zones, is seeking support from party delegates to support the ambition of Tinubu.
 
The chairperson of the group, Rasheedah Adebari, said the former two-term Lagos State Governor, deserved the position he is seeking, saying he has “contributed in no small measure to building the nascent democracy we are savoring today.

“From the North to South, West to East, he carved a microcosm of Nigeria in the womb of Lagos’s entire system of governance and extends dividends of democracy to all residents without any form of stratification.

“Combining true federal character with emulatory religiosity, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu extols the virtues of religious tolerance in practical terms by bringing the finest, polished people of diverse religious backgrounds to the limelight of politics.  He even married an ordained pastor, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu,” she added.
 


Adebari noted that among the presidents Nigeria had in the past, the coming of Tinubu would make it the first time the southwest region will be producing a Muslim president.

She, however, urged all patriotic APC delegates to vote Tinubu, “whose political trajectory is not just a living encyclopedia of reference for Nigeria of our dream, but indeed a working template, which has traversed its experimental enclave in Lagos to the drawing boards of both the Federal and state governments in driving the forces of giant developmental projects and programmes in various states of the nation.”

In her remarks, the National Mobiliser and Legal Adviser COMWA, Mutiat Orolu-Balogun, stated that the women, especially the Muslims, will be taking active participation in the politics unlike before.

She added that the group has begun a voters’ card sensitisation programme for women, as part of their contributions in ensuring that the best candidates emerge in the 2023 general elections.