"I won’t fold my hands and keep quiet because my father is a national leader. It is wrong."- Tinubu's Daughter Leads Protest to APC Headquarters Over Marginalisation by Buhari


Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the first daughter of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the national leader of theAll Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, led over 100 women on a protest to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, over marginalisation and failing to appoint market women and men in public offices.
 
They lamented that the women had been left out in the scheme of things as they were not included in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the women campaigned for the party during the election last year but that 'after the inauguration most of us are not carried along.'
 
The market leader explained to journalists that market women all over the country were unhappy with Buhari and the APC-led federal government, saying, "I am here this afternoon to represent market women and men of Nigeria.

"There have been agitations, not even agitation of allegation, the people believed that the government of the day is not carrying them along as it should be and that they worked round the clock for the party during the electioneering campaign, but after the inauguration most of us are not carried along," Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo said.
 
She specifically regretted that the market women were not involved in the activities and programmes of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, prompting the women to inundate her office daily with complaints and protest.
 
She said, "We only hear on the news that the first lady is doing a programme, this and that, and we just see it on the news and they wouldn’t allow me to be. All the complaints come to my table morning and night and I say okay, enough is enough.

"We even heard that another FCT woman leader that is organising another market association and named it Association of Organised Market People in Abuja and most of these people are PDP, they were nowhere to be found when we were working for the party day and night.

"So, now our people are not happy because they need to benefit from where they believe they have the right to and all we need, all we are crying for is for the government to give them sense of belonging and carrying them along properly."
 
Ms. Tinubu-Ojo said that her father’s role in the APC is irrelevant to the protest. "I won’t fold my hands and keep quiet because my father is a national leader. It is wrong."
She emphasized, however, that the protest is not a mobilization against the APC. "I am not mobilizing against the party, no. I am solidly behind the party. I have worked for the party before and I will still work for the party tomorrow, but that does not stop me from saying the truth."
"I won’t fold my hands and keep quiet because my father is a national leader. It is wrong."- Tinubu's Daughter Leads Protest to APC Headquarters Over Marginalisation by Buhari "I won’t fold my hands and keep quiet because my father is a national leader. It is wrong."- Tinubu's Daughter Leads Protest to APC Headquarters Over Marginalisation by Buhari Reviewed by Angel M on 02:11 Rating: 5

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