APC women shut down Borno to celebrate Shettima’s 56th birthday
By Suru Charles
Vehicular movements, as well as business activities, were yesterday temporarily distorted in Konduga local government council of Borno state following the one million solidarity walk embarked on by women of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Led by the party’s National Woman Leader, Dr Betta Edu, the walk was in celebration of Kashim Shettima, APC presidential running mate’s 56th birthday.
Elated by the number of women that participated in the exercise she said the crowds were not rented, adding that “we did not give them kobo.”
“This is not a campaign and we did not give them Shishi, yet over one million women came to celebrate with us at the grassroots in a rural area” she believed more of such caliber of women will as well throw their weight in support of the party when bans on campaigns are eventually lifted.
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“You can only imagine the turnout when the campaigns finally begin, and the millions of votes that APC will get at the next election. We have not even tested the microphone and the support is already overwhelming”
She urged women to put aside their differences and throw their weights behind the APC.
As noticed by The Trumpet the women came out dressed in various attires singing birthday songs and showering encomiums on Shettima.
Excited about the many things they claimed Senator Shettima had done for women, she strongly believed that working with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would only end bring better opportunities for Nigerian women.
The APC National women wing through Betta reiterated their commitment to mobilize no fewer than 40 million votes from Nigerian women in the forthcoming general elections slated for next year.
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