The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February general elections, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, will head the party’s 56-member Women Presidential Campaign Council to be inaugurated today in Abuja.
The alternate chairperson of the campaign council is Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, wife of Buhari’s running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).
A statement by the secretary of council, Dr. Nasir Ajoge Sanni, also listed the wife of the governor of Nasarawa State, Mrs Mairo Al-Makura, and Mrs Adejoke Adefulire, the deputy governor of Lagos State, as Vice Chair (North) and (South) respectively.
The zonal leaders are: Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed (North Central), Mrs. Nana Shettima (North East), Mrs Hadiza Abdul-Aziz (North West), Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha (South East), Chief Abiola Fashola (South West) and Mrs Judith Chibike Amaechi (South South).
Similarly, a total of six zonal groups, one each for the six geo-political zones, have been named with Mrs. Toyin Saraki, former Kwara State first lady as team leader of North Central, while North East has Aishatu Dukku as team leader. Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson is expected to lead the South West team, while Hajiya Binta Muazu will lead the North West team.
Others are Imo and Rivers State Governors’ wives, Nkechi Okorocha and Judith Amaechi respectively, who will lead the South East and South South teams.