Some disgruntled members in the women’s wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have expressed their dissatisfaction over the leadership of the party’s national women leader, Betta Edu.
This comes following the visit of APC women’s leader and other party leader on Friday to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Villa in Abuja.
To this, the aggrieved APC-elected women executives and zonal leaders unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in Edu and distanced themselves from her recent visit to the President.
The aggrieved members are Hon. Omorede Osif — Deputy National Treasurer; Hon. Olubunmi Oriniowo — APC National Ex-Officio South-West; Hon. Oluwatoyin Opawoye — APC National Ex-Officio North-Central; Princess Zahra Mustapha Audu — APC Zonal Women Leader North Central; Mrs. Yetunde Shakirat Adesanya —APC Zonal Women Leader South-West; Hon Mimi Uchenna Diyiokeh — APC Zonal Women Leader South-East; Hon Zainab A. Alman — APC Zonal Women Leader North East; Mrs. Cynthia Princewill —APC Zonal Women Leader South-South and Hajia Hadiza Ahmad Shagari —APC Zonal Women leader North-West.
Meanwhile, the members led by the APC Deputy National Treasurer, Hon. Omorede Osifo, including the other eight had written to the President about their satisfaction with Edu.
According to Daily Post, the leaders alleged that Edu misrepresented the women of the party during her visit to the Presidential Villa.
They further asserted that Edu wasn’t representing the interest of elected National Women Officials and Zonal Women Leaders of the party as she portrayed during her visit to the president.
They claimed that the women she paraded to see the president were fake and not the democratically elected national officers, including National Executive Council Members, Zonal Women Leaders, three women senators, 15 female House of Representatives members, and other relevant women leaders and stakeholders.
But in a swift reaction, the 36 APC state women leaders and the FCT, in a statement dismissed the allegation that Edu paraded fake women during her visit to President Tinubu.
They said everyone can not visit the President immediately, so the aggrieved party should wait for their time.
The statement partly reads, “We understand their desire and anxiety to meet with Mr. President, and we assure them that the President will also be very happy to meet with them all. He runs an open-door policy.
“However, the engagements will happen in batches, and more women will be involved. Let’s be patient and rest assured that the request presented by the National Woman Leader and the women from the 36 states of the federation, as well as FCT, covered the interests of all Nigerian women and the All Progressives Congress women in particular, who worked so hard for his victory in the last elections.
“Everyone will be rewarded in due course.”