The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described First Lady Aisha Buhari as someone who has brought dignity to the office of the First Lady in Nigeria.
He added that Aisha Buhari as the first lady, has brought unity and development to Nigeria.
Tinubu made the submission on Thursday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja in his capacity as the chairman of the occasion during the public presentation of the First Lady’s biography titled “Aisha Buhari: Being different.”
Naija News reports that the book was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs (Office of the First Lady), Dr Hajo Sani.
In the words of Tinubu, “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Dr Aisha Buhari, their concerns have been forever laid to rest.
“First lady has played an uplifting, unifying role both in symbol and substance. She has been a voice of conscience calling us to be of our better self for the good of the nation and for the vulnerable among us.”
Other dignitaries present at the book launch include President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, his wife, Dolapo as well as Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who is the Special Guest of Honour at the event.
Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to reposition its South-West chapter towards the 2023 general election.
Naija News reports that the South-West PDP has been embroiled in crisis, leading to the delay in holding the zonal congress to elect zonal leaders of the party.
However, the PDP had scheduled the congress for this weekend and has informed INEC about the congress.
PDP, however, in a statement on Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the party has scaled up processes for reconciliation as it affects the South West Zonal Congress of the party.
The party said it has summoned Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, “for urgent resolution of all issues concerning the South West.”
The meeting, according to the statement, will be attended by the National Chairman, the Deputy National Chairman, the National Secretary, and Senator Bukola Saraki-led Reconciliation and Strategic Committee.