Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider only card-carrying members of the party for political appointments.
Director of Information to Wife of the President, Suleiman Haruna, said Mrs. Buhari made the call at a dinner to celebrate the victory of the President in Daura, his home town on Thursday.
The event, which took place at the Daura Stadium, attracted women and youth supporters of the APC from across Katsina State.
The wife of the president noted that the constitution of the party specifies that appointments to offices in an APC-led government should go to card-carrying members; she, therefore, advised that the party constitution should be respected.
Mrs. Buhari expressed appreciation to all especially women and youth over the support the party enjoyed in the last presidential election and assured them that the government would do more to improve their lives.
“I wish to thank the women and youth of this country for the number of votes they gave President Buhari in the 2019 election and to assure that he would continue to do his best to make Nigeria a better country.”
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who spoke at the event, praised the electorate for choosing President Buhari, whose integrity, he said, is time-tested. He assured that the second tenure would result in development in all spheres of human endeavour.
Sirika also commended Mrs. Buhari for her initiative of engaging women and youth during the presidential campaign, which resulted in the massive votes recorded.
Goodwill messages were delivered by many politicians including Woman Leader of the APC Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team, Mrs. Binta Muazu, and Senator Fatuhu Mohammed, representing Daura zone.
The event was attended by the wife of the Governor of Katsina State, Mrs. Zakiyya Masari; wife of Katsina State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Mannir Yakubu, and wife of Minister of Interior, Mrs. Hadiza Dambazau.