The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday insisted that the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo is part of the Tinubu-Shettima campaign team.
This is despite not including the name of the Vice President’s wife in the women’s campaign team of the ruling party.
Naija News had earlier reported that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, wife of the party’s presidential candidate, Oluremi Tinubu; and the wife of the APC vice presidential candidate, Nana Shettima made the list.
The First Lady was appointed as the grand patron, while Oluremi was chosen as the chairman of the 944 members of the ‘Tinubu-Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team.”
The National Women Leader of the APC, Betta Edu in an interview with Punch said the vice president’s wife is playing a prominent role in the presidential campaign.
Edu noted that Dolapo’s name does not have to be on the list, adding that people who are doing the core work do not have to be on the list.
According to Edu, “Now, the wife of the vice president, she is playing several prominent roles in this campaign. That her name is not on the list does not mean she is not playing a prominent role in the campaign.
“For instance, my name is not in black and white on that list. Of course, I am in the PCC and I am going to be all out there every other day. However, it does not mean I am not playing a role because my name is not there (on the women’s presidential campaign team).
“A name on paper does not translate to work on the ground. Let me state it this way: people who do the core of the campaign don’t even have their names on any paper.”
She added, “So, again, as I told you the campaign team is just a support wing of the main campaign council; it’s not a council and different people can play different roles. Indeed, the President had insisted that the vice president and the secretary to the government of the federation should be allowed to run the government because he cannot be on the road every day campaigning and at the same time, every other person who is supposed to be providing governance would also be on the road campaigning.”