Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Saturday hosted All Progressives Congress’ women and youths to an elaborate reception at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Hajia Buhari organised the event tagged “Appreciation Dinner” to thank APC stakeholders for working for her husband’s victory in the March 28 presidential election.
The large hall inside the Banquet Hall was filled beyond capacity with flamboyantly-dressed women drawn from all states of the federation.
The hall was tastefully decorated with the white and blue colours of the APC.
The APC Women Leader, Hajia Ramatu Tijani, delivered the welcome address in which she advised that the party leadership must ensure that they deliver on the change they promised Nigerians.
She said the dinner was organised to appreciate those who made the change possible by touring all parts of the country to campaign for the party.
Red luxury buses belonging to the Abuja Urban Mass Transit were used to convey members of different state delegations to the venue.
Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who was also the Director-General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Organisation served as the chairman of the occasion.
At the time the dinner was ongoing, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Johannesburg, South Africa where he is currently taking part in the ongoing African Union Summit.
It will be recalled that Buhari and his family as well as the family of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have yet to relocate to the Presidential Villa.
Those who attended the dinner included wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; wife of the President of the Senate, Mrs. Toyin Saraki; wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbia Dogara; wife of the National Chairman of the APC, Mrs. Victoria Odigie-Oyegun; wives of APC state governors, APC female deputy governors; wives of former governors on the platform of the party and other top officials of the party across the country.
A national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was represented by Senator Babafemi Ojudu.