BREAKING: We had been used and dumped after 2023 election – APC ladies leaders lament

BREAKING: We had been used and dumped after 2023 election – APC ladies leaders lament

The discussion board of 37 State Ladies Leaders of the All Progressives Congress and the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday decried their exclusion from the dividend of get together politics, saying they solely benefited one bag of rice and a paper wrapper every after the 2023 common election.READ FULL ARTICLE>>>>

The aggrieved leaders tabled their complaints earlier than the Nationwide Chairman of the APC, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, throughout a solidarity go to to the get together secretariat in Abuja.

Addressing the viewers, the President of the discussion board, Mrs Patricia Yakubu, bemoaned that regardless of working arduous for the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu, they discover it appalling that none of their folks was discovered worthy to be compensated with appointment or post-election reward from the presidency.

Yakubu, nevertheless, acknowledged that no matter their frustration, they had been impressed with the Ganduje-led Nationwide Working Committee therefore their passing a vote of confidence on the nationwide chairman.

She mentioned, “We, the discussion board of 36 States ladies Leaders and the FCT have come to pay you a solidarity go to and unanimously say, we consider in you because the Nationwide Chairman of our nice get together. We unequivocally go a vote of confidence on you and reiterate the truth that the 36 States ladies Leaders are solidly behind you and the Nationwide Working Committee of our nice get together.

“However the state ladies leaders will wish to advocate that we needs to be carried alongside in all of the affairs about ladies within the states. We’re nearer to the get together ladies on the grassroots, the biggest voting bloc within the secular world. Our demography shouldn’t be uncared for. Since after the elections, Your Excellency could notice that just one bag of rice and one paper wrapper was given to the state ladies leaders from the nationwide secretariat of the get together.

“Nothing was given to us throughout Easter, the Ramadan fasting interval, and Salah festivities. Even the palliatives distributed weren’t given to the ladies leaders for onward distribution to the grassroots, We get together ladies waited and waited and waited to no avail very unhappy. Your Excellency respectfully, we want to notify you that the Ladies Leaders sacrificed a lot in direction of the victory of our nice get together through the 2023 elections.”

Persevering with, the discussion board appealed to the president and the management to think about all they sacrificed to make sure the get together’s victory, saying they should partake within the federal appointments.

The ladies leaders additionally accused the Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Social Growth headed by Dr Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye of sharing money palliatives of N50,000 with out extending it to any of their members.

Whereas stressing that they weren’t beggars, the ladies argued that they’ve retired Assistant Inspector Basic of Police, service diplomats, former federal and state lawmakers, ex-commissioners, former Native Authorities Chairmen, entrepreneurs, affiliate professors, and academics amongst them.

“Our ladies went via lots on the final election. We took a terrific threat sleeping on the grass in open areas on the Ladies Growth Middle in Abuja and nearly each state through the electioneering interval to make sure victory. The home of considered one of us was demolished on election day by the opposition get together in her state to distract her from canvassing votes for the get together.

“The son of a member was kidnapped a day earlier than the presidential election. One other girl was detained on the police station for 3 days from the election day. Certainly one of us was concerned in a ghastly motor accident through the marketing campaign in her neighborhood and she or he continues to be out and in of the hospital. Your Excellency, the ladies haven’t been compensated for all their pains and sacrifices, we’re feeling uncared for.

“We can even wish to respectfully draw the eye of His Excellency, our Father, the advocate of ladies’s empowerment to the truth that a lot of the Federal Authorities programmes that should do with ladies sound like information to us. We wish to plead with you to make use of your good workplace to debate with the ministers and heads of companies to contain our ladies of their programmes, particularly in states the place we don’t have APC governors,” Yakubu mentioned.

Reacting, Ganduje appealed for calm, saying the complaints of the ladies leaders had been famous and could be addressed promptly.

The APC nationwide chairman additionally assured that the president received’t shut the door of appointments towards the get together trustworthy.

He mentioned, “I wish to acknowledge your contribution through the election interval that culminated within the big success of our nice get together. After all, you might be conscious that our President, Bola Tinubu, is gender delicate in case you observe the political tendencies. So Mr President could be very conscious of your participation. I can guarantee you extra appointments are nonetheless coming from the federal authorities.

“Now we have been in talks with our state APC governors to make sure your full participation in governance is given precedence. Let me use this chance to congratulate the Gombe authorities. I’m joyful two ladies received the native authorities chairmanship election in that State.

“This administration is only one 12 months outdated. Now we have to tell you that the APC is presently going via some reforms, particularly within the space of membership registration the place extra ladies will probably be skilled. They’re within the majority and have free entry to go from dwelling to dwelling through the mobilisation marketing campaign. We guarantee you that we’ve heard your complaints and they are going to be addressed quickly,” he mentioned.READ FULL ARTICLE>>>>

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