APC women group mobilises 10.68m votes for BAT-KASH

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A group of women in the All Progressives Congress (APC) codenamed 774 Women for BAT-KASH 2023 has begun the mobilisation of over 10.689 million women vote bloc for the party’s presidential flag bearer and his running mate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima.

The group said it would achieve that feat by mobilising 60 women in each of the 176, 846 polling units in the country to ensure that candidates of the APC – across all levels of contest – emerge winners in the forthcoming 2023 elections. 

The 774 Women for BAT-KASH 2023 began the process of mobilising block votes with the commissioning of its head office in the Gwarinpa estate of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja donated by Senator Binta Masi Garba.

Its chairman, national organising committee, Hon Faith Pakuma said they received 2,500 defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, Rivers state at the launch of its South-South zonal body the previous day.

She said the 774 Women for BAT-KASH 2023 is an umbrella for women; a grassroot movement for BAT-KASH, an initiative that is designed to support the candidature of Tinubu/Shetima. 

“We want to achieve 60 women as polling unit commanders in each of the LGAs across the country to work with us and help mobilise support for all the candidates of the party in the coming elections,” Pakuma said.

Chairman, advisory committee of the body and chairman of NDLEA, Gen Buba Marwa (rtd) said the candidates of APC are the preferred in the 2023 general election. 

He said the target of mobilizing 60 women of voting age with their passport photographs and relevant details across the 176, 846 polling units in the country is both laudable and achievable by November 2022. 

Mr Marwa who urged the group to get down to work by partnering with other support groups, said “it is essential to be strategic in our approach” with an enduring and credible structure in all the wards and polling units.

“As the chairman of the advisory committee for this group, | urge you to remain committed, steadfast, and focused on success come 2023. I am prepared and available to share practical ideas with you based on my wealth of experience”, the NDLEA chairman represented by the former DG of the agency Otumba Lanre said.

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