Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo said this at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja when she led hundreds of market women to voice their complaints against the party. She said despite their efforts during the electioneering campaigns, they had not been adequately compensated after the inauguration. “I am here to represent market women and men of Nigeria.
There have been agitations. It’s not even agitation but allegation. The people believe that the government of the day is not carrying them along as it should be. 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. All the complaints come to my table morning and night and I say okay, enough is enough! We even heard of another FCT woman leader that is organising another market association and named it Association of Organised Market People in Abuja. Most of these people are Peoples Democratic Party (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.
What we need and what we are crying for is for the government to give them sense of belonging and carrying them along properly.”
Tinubu’s daughter, who said the protest was not a mobilization against the APC, said “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.”