Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday, March 10, 2016 shutdown the party’s secretariat in Abuja alongside a group of over 100 aggrieved traders over the marginalization of “market women and men” in public offices appointments.
Tinubu-Ojo who led the march to the secretariat accused the Federal Government led by General Muhammadu Buhari of neglecting women in the government affairs, and marginalizing Daily Post report.
She explained that market women all over the country were unhappy with the current government for not recognizing them as part of the society.
She said: “I am here this afternoon to represent market women and men of Nigeria.
“There have been agitations, the people believed that the government of the day is not carrying them along as it should be and that they worked round the clock for the party during the electioneering campaign, but after the inauguration most of us are not carried along.
“We only hear on the news that the first lady is doing a programme, this and that, and we just see it on the news and they wouldn’t allow me to be. All the complaints come to my table morning and night and I say okay, enough is enough.
“We even heard that another FCT woman leader is organising another market association and named it Association of Organised Market People in Abuja and most of these people are PDP, they were nowhere to be found when we were working for the party day and night.
“So, now our people are not happy because they need to benefit from where they believe they have the right to and all we need, all we are crying for is for the government to give them sense of belonging and carry them along properly.”
Responding to a question on whether her father was aware of the process, she added: “Because, I am the daughter of the national leader of APC doesn’t mean that I must not represent my people well.
“I have to represent my people’s opinion. I am a leader and as a leader my people are crying foul and I won’t fold my hands and keep quiet because my father is a national leader, it is wrong.
“I am not mobilizing against the party, no. I am solidly behind the party. I have worked for the party before and I will still work for the party tomorrow, but that does not stop me from saying the truth.”