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Beginning of appointment lobbying under Tinubu’s presidency

Groups have started to push for appointments in the upcoming government after the country’s electoral commission declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu the winner of the general election in 2023.

According to MINIECHAT, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who won the presidential election on February 25 will take office on May 29, 2023, succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari, who is serving his second term.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, has been commanded by the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) to provide 50% of political posts to Nigerian women.

The organization also expressed its congratulations to Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect, for winning the presidential election.

In a statement made available to MINIECHAT in Ilorin, Kwara State, FOMWAN’s national president, Hajia Rafiah Sanni, informed Tinubu of the group’s position.

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) was hailed by the Islamic organization for holding transparent, fair, and free elections.

It pleaded with the offended parties and their candidates to file a lawsuit in the appropriate court of law and refrain from making remarks that might inflame the political atmosphere.

Nevertheless, it bemoaned that the political system in Nigeria had not been equitable to women, which was “obvious from the small number of seats won by women in the National Assembly as well as appointments made into cabinets,” it said.

“FOMWAN thinks that without the significant support of the female population, neither the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor their rivals can win a polling unit.

The vice president-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, are thus urged to make a difference by making sure that qualified women from all backgrounds and religions are given consideration for jobs that call for them. We demand that women hold 50% of the positions,” she remarked.

Give Us FCT Minister, Native Americans Tell the New President

On their end, residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged President-elect Tinubu to appoint an Abuja local to a cabinet position when he takes office as the leader of Nigeria, in accordance with the current court decision.

The natives also called for the implementation of the political and administrative structures outlined in the 1999 Constitution in order to end any perception of discrimination against Nigerian citizens who were born in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This call came from the FCT chapter of the Grassroots Independent Campaign Council (GICC).

The FCT-GICC coordinator, Amb. Ayuba Jacob Ngbako, urged to Tinubu to establish Mandate Secretariats for the benefit of political players and party supporters who live in the FCT while briefing media yesterday in Abuja on their behalf.

“We are also pleading with the new Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima government to improve the status and welfare of the traditional rulers in the FCT and to implement specific economic empowerment programs to address the financial vulnerability of the FCT’s women and youth strata.

Ngbako claims that Tinubu promised an inclusive administration that would advance the ongoing political development of the federal capital even if he did not win the presidential election in the FCT.

“The FCT-GICC is dedicated to continuing its consultations, interactions, and advocacy efforts with the Tinubu/Shettima government about the demand we have made. To the glory of God, we are extremely hopeful that the demands, which are for the benefit of the people of the FCT, would be taken into consideration by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Shettima government.

He urged all Nigerians to work with the Tinubu/Shettima government to create a powerful, cohesive, and affluent country. Together, he continued, “we can overcome the obstacles in our way and build a brighter future for ourselves and the generations to come.

Leaders in the North East want a broad-based government

Leaders have also urged the president-elect to lead an inclusive government and to see Nigeria as a unit and work to govern it regardless of ethno-religious and political affiliation when he or she takes the oath of office on May 29, 2023, under the auspices of North East Development Association (NEDA).

The coalition’s secretary-general, Comrade Bitako Abubakar Umar, congratulated Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima at a news conference held yesterday in Bauchi. He said their win was evidence that Nigeria and Nigerians are increasingly moving away from sectarian and religious politics.

The presidential election has been concluded, and the winner has been declared, according to Umar, who stated that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians regardless of region, religion, culture, tribe, or political affiliation. As a result, if there are any issues or grievances, provisions for redress have been made under the constitution, which all citizens swore to uphold.

The delegation, which included representatives from the states that make up the sub-region, also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for establishing the conditions necessary for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold the general elections in 2023 in a peaceful environment.

The North East Development Association also praised INEC, which is led by Professor Mahmud Yakubu, for holding one of the most transparent, calm, free, and fair elections in Nigerian history.

According to NEDA, the election was deemed the greatest since “opposition defeated the sitting Senators who were unable to be re-elected, differing from the tendency in Nigeria when incumbents decide who gets elected,” which is contrary to the country’s general election-related practice.

According to Comrade Bitako Abubakar Umar, it is essential for all Nigerians—youth, seniors, women, and children—to live in peace and retain their means of subsistence.

He emphasized that Nigerians should learn a lesson from the current EndSARS crisis since, in his opinion, the same Citizens are utilized by politicians to pursue positions of leadership.

Without people, Nigeria is just a seven-letter word; there must be people as social, cultural, and religious groupings. “No politician, pressure group, or political party is worth dying for.

“We should utilize what occurred to help Nigeria go forward, and Nigeria will continue to progress forward; no politician’s desire is greater than the nation’s unity and peace.”

In order to defend, preserve, and safeguard the sanctity of our beloved country and nation Nigeria first, concerns and problems, in his opinion, should be handled by reasonable and constitutional measures.

Ekiti APC: “Serve All Nigerians Who Voted For You”

The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) triumph in the recently held presidential election, according to Chief Jide Awe, a former party leader in Ekiti State, is for the Nigerians who decided to support the APC at a difficult period.

Awe, the governor of Ekiti State’s special advisor on politics, referred to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s victory as “God’s work,” which transcends all political and religious stipulations.

In an interview with reporters in Ado-Ekiti over the weekend, the former APC chairman in Ekiti State congratulated the people for supporting the party despite obstacles, stressing that Tinubu’s win had been anticipated for some time.

“To us in the APC, the triumph is not our own. It belongs to the Nigerian people who chose to vote for the APC against all obstacles,” he said.

“Tinubu and his party should have won any election in Lagos, but instead they were defeated. The behemoth may have been supported by northerners in several important northern cities like Sokoto, Katsina, and Kaduna, but he still managed to win the election.

Awe said that Tinubu is not just a politician but also a marathon runner who is dedicated and straightforward in all respects, and that his brave spirit enabled him to win the election despite the obstacles he encountered.

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