JUST IN: Protesters storm APC national secretariat, demand resignation of women leader

A large group of female protesters gathered at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja today, demanding the resignation of the party’s National Women Leader, Dr. Mary Alile-Idele. T

he protesters accused her of negligence, pursuing personal interests, and allegedly diverting part of the 24,000 wrappers donated by First Lady Oluremi Tinubu.

The aggrieved women, singing solidarity songs and holding banners with messages such as “Enough is Enough!” and “Mary Alile Resign Now,” appealed to the First Lady and the National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, to remove Alile-Idele from her position.

They accused her of continually undermining female party members.

Alile-Idele assumed her role after her predecessor, Dr Betta Edu, was appointed Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation by President Bola Tinubu.

The call for her resignation follows an incident two weeks ago when the First Lady’s representative, Hajia Nana, presented bales of wrappers to Alile-Idele and state women leaders in response to their complaints of being neglected by the president despite their support during the election.

During the donation, Ganduje emphasized the importance of distributing the fabrics fairly.

However, the protesters, led by Rebecca Sheneni of the ‘Concerned APC Women’ group, claimed that only 9,000 of the 24,000 wrappers were distributed.

Sheneni criticized Alile-Idele for prioritizing her non-governmental organization over party interests and questioned her qualifications for the role.

“We, the Concerned APC Women Group, deem it necessary to demand the immediate resignation of Mrs. Mary Alile-Idele. She has displayed incompetence and is more focused on her NGO than the party,” Sheneni said.

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