Wife of the President Aisha Buhari, on Monday led other centra working committee of the APC Women and Youth Campaign Council to Wuse market, seeking for support ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
Chairman of the working committee who led the campaign on behalf of the President’s wife, Brig. General Mohammed Buba Marwa said they were delighted with the trust and love shown by women and youths for the President and appeal to them to go back to their communities to encourage them to vote for Buhari.
He said Buhari was a candidate that is easy to sell because of his qualities and achievement in office, pointing out that those who collected the trader moni has demonstrated that it was for political reasons.
“Buhari is a candidate that is easy to sell. He is easy to sell based on his personal qualities and performances in office.”
Leader of the market women coalition, Mrs Oluwatoyin Badmus said it would be disastrous to ask the government to halt all its pro-people programmes simply because the nation is in a campaign season and official welfare schemes could be misconstrued as using government resources for politicking.
“Most of our people here are beneficiaries of Tradermoni. They (government) came here and gave us money and they did not ask for our Permanent Voter Cards PVCs, except our names. Tradermoni is not vote-buying unlike the propaganda being sold to Nigerians by the PDP.
“Government does not have to halt its programmes just because some partisan politicians would view it differently because we are in an election season. Are they saying the federal government should stop all its developmental programmes because we are in an he action period”, she queried.
Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba said President Buhari was interested in rebuilding the country and therefore need the support of all Nigerians to complete the work he has started, appealing to the traders to give Buhari their votes.
Another speaker, Prince Odinaka said this was the first time in the history of Nigeria that women and youths are given the opportunity to decide on who will lead Nigeria, adding that Nigerians should not allow those who loot the treasury to return to power.