As part of efforts to mobilise support for the presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his major support group, Tinubu Support Organisation(TSO), has unveiled Hajiya Mariam Buhari as new national coordinator.
The group also announced Mrs Ayodele Fatunsin as the new deputy national coordinator.
Announcing the new appointments Thursday in Abuja, TSO’s national secretary, Otunba Gboyega Bada, described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s contemporary democratic moving force every political party in the country and beyond reckon with.
The group said Tinubu’s political clout spread across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) remains the country’s most relevant and much talked about politician in the country today due to his towering political pedigree.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the political spirit, the moving force that every political party reckons with it. He is the easiest product for us to market. As of today in the present-day Nigerian democracy, the first person you talk about is Asiwaju. He is a political strategist, he is a builder of men, a financial guru.”
Eulogising the leadership acumen of the APC flag bearer, Baba said, “There is no other person than the Jagaban of Africa who has touched the lives of many, not only in Lagos but across and beyond the country and that is why APC decided to designate him as the National Leader. If you mention the relevance of anybody in politics, it is to the people.
“If you have any issues in Borno, Asiwaju will ask you to go and meet so so people, the same thing in the east, the same thing in the west. So, he has that capacity and a strong political force; political spirit in politics.”
The TSO leader further said that ahead of the next year’s election, the group has carried out a restructure that will enhance the performance and delivery of the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Tinubu as the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Announcing the new leaders of the group, Bada said, “Today we decided to have a sort of restructuring to enhance our performance. We must increase our communication within and outside the organisation, and our collaboration with other groups propagating the emergence of our principal as the next President of Nigeria.
“In this regard, we now agree that a small restructure and the appointment of a National Coordinator and a Deputy National Coordinator is the only thing that has changed.
“There is a unanimous decision that Hajiya Mariam Buhari, wife of the Deputy Governor of Katsina State be appointed as the National Coordinator. We need someone who has that capacity, who can move, who has unhindered access not only to our principals but to all regions, leaders in APC and other groups because the Tinubu Support Organisation we are looking for voters; voters where we can find and that is the reason for appointing her as the National Coordinator.
“We went further to agree that another woman is appointed too, from the south as Deputy National Coordinator. Let me also say that because of the exigency of the situation now we have to move TSO for better performance. The name of the Deputy Mrs Ayodele Fatunsin.”
Accepting her appointment, the new National Coordinator, Hajiya Buhari promised to bring her experience as the Northwest coordinator of President Muhamadu Buhari in 2015 to bear in discharging her assignment.
According to her, “I have been the northwest Coordinator of President Muhamadu Buhari in 2015 where I played a vital role. I worked and I have the recommendation, I have credibility and I have the result for then. So this time around too, I am sure, I am capable to bring out massive results and massive votes for Bola Ahmed Tinubu In sha Allah.”
On her plan to deliver North-west, the new national coordinator Mariam Buhari said: “Before the appointment today, I have already put together my structure for the campaign. I assure you and I have 100 per cent assurance for all Nigerians that North-west zone, we are going to deliver Asiwaju by the grace of God. My structure is already on the ground I have gone far. I have reached all the North-west zone. I compile my structure both with the challenge of insecurity but In sha Allah we are going to succeed by the grace of Almighty Allah.”