The Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO) has announced the appointment of the wife of Katsina State deputy governor, Hajiya Mariam Buhari, as their national coordinator.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the group’s National Secretary, Otunba Gboyega Bada, at its secretariat in Central Business District of Abuja on Thursday.
He debunked reports that Mrs Buhari would take over the role of the Director General of the Tinubu Support Organisation.
Bada said, “I commend the efforts of the DG. Sulaiman remains relevant to this organisation. He is the face of this organization and nobody can take his capacity or foresight.
“Today we decided to have a sort of restructuring to enhance our performance. We needed someone who has capacity, who can move and has unhindered access not only to our principals but to all regions, leaders in APC and other groups.
“In Tinubu Support Organisation, we are looking for voters and who or where we can find them. We also wanted a spread, good enough to accommodate gender equality. That was the reason for appointing her (Mariam) as the national Coordinator. After all, what a man can do, a woman can do better.”
On her part, Mariam Buhari promised to use the experience she garnered during her campaign for the emergence of Buhari in 2015 to bear on the organisation.
She said, “I had been the northwest Coordinator of President Muhamadu Buhari in 2015 where I played a vital role through hard work, recommendation and credibility.
“This time, I am sure that I am capable to bring out massive results and massive votes for Bola Ahmed Tinubu In sha Allah.
“Before today, I have already put together my structure for the campaign. I assure you that I have 100% assurance for Nigerians that North-west zone will be delivered to Asiwaju by the grace of God.
“My structure is already on the ground and I have gone far. I have reached the entire North-west zone.”
Mariam, a graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic and the wife of Katsina State Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, Buhari’s close relative, will be assisted at the TSO by another woman leader, Mrs Ayodele Fatunsin.