Monday, February 15, 2021

2023: Women group extols Tinubu’s qualities


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A political advocacy group, Tinubu Support Organisation, TSO, Central Women Wing, on Wednesday harped on the qualities that have endeared a former Lagos State Governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, to its members.

The group listed such qualities to include indiscriminate love for all people regardless of tribe, religion, class and gender.

Speaking at a news conference in Lagos, Fatima Bello, the President of the women group, said the body was confident that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had a good vision for the country, particularly the womenfolk.

Mrs Bello explained that the Central Women Wing of the TSO has a lot of programmes to aid the mobilisation of women in realisation of the group’s political aspiration.

“While most people are aware of Tinubu’s qualities, few are aware of his love for gender equality and equity.

“This is one of the values that have endeared him to us in women circles.

“A lot of women are suffering out there.

“We are pushing for Tinubu because we believe he has so much passion for women. Tinubu answers women first. He cannot even stand to see a woman cry,” she said.

Similarly, Raliat Abdulsalam, Vice-President of the Central Women Wing, explained that Tinubu has been an exemplary leader.

She said that taking a cue from Tinubu’s tenure as governor, the APC stalwart was a leader who has never been known to be tribalistic or sectional.

“He has supported people from the North. He has supported people from the south and he is not greedy for power.

“He built people that are still in power today. Most importantly, Tinubu is sympathetic toward the women cause. He supports women every time.

“This dream will come to pass because we have seen a man with a vision; someone that can lead us and help us to survive. We will back him up whenever he decides to run for the president because we have seen the sign of a true leader in him,” Mrs Abdulsalam said.

Also, the Director-General of TSO, Aminu Suleiman, said that Tinubu’s sterling track records of leadership qualities and achievements in the areas of human development, democracy and peace building informed the support.

Suleiman, who noted that the organisation was not campaigning, but sensitising the people about what Tinubu represented, said that the organisation saw a better future for the country with Tinubu.

“Like every political support groups, TSO is open to every Nigerian who sees a better future in the leadership of Tinubu, having created a niche for himself while serving as governor of Lagos State.

“His nationalism has also been tested as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mrs Suleiman said.


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