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Lone Female APC Presidential Aspirant Who Stepped Down for Tinubu Appointed Minister

President Bola Tinubu has nominated 28 persons as ministers. The list includes ex-Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai and ex-Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike.

One prominent name on the list is that of Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohaneye. Ohaneye was the lone female All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Aspirant.

She stepped down for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the party’s special convention and presidential primary last year at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Politics Nigeria reports that Ohaneye took to the stage to display her dancing skills before she announced her withdrawal from the presidential race at the party’s convention.

She was one of seven APC aspirants who stepped down for Tinubu.

Others were former Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio; former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa and Senator Ajayi Boroffice.

Before she announced her withdrawal from the race to support Tinubu, Ohaneye put up a dramatic show as she entertained the public with her dance steps.

Some Nigerians had expressed disappointment over her withdrawal from the race.

Speaking on her reason for dancing, she said:

“I danced because I share. When you share what you have, you invite happiness into your heart. Nigerians probably didn’t see me when I was leaving the stage. When I got to the front of the glass house, I danced again. That was when the disc jockey put ‘Buga’ music.

“I danced so hard and enjoyed my time at the convention before all the women started rushing to meet me. That was when I stopped to hug them.”

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