Kemi Nelson’s legacy will guide APC – Isaac Kekemeke

Kemi Nelson’s legacy will guide APC – Isaac Kekemeke

The Southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the legacy of its late Southwest Women Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, would guide the party, especially in the run to the 2023 general election.

National Vice Chairman (Southwest), Isaac Kekemeke, made this known yesterday when he led zonal party officials on a condolence visit to Nelson’s home in Lekki, Lagos State.

He said Nelson died when her experience was most needed in mobilising the electorate, especially women, for the 2023 elections.

Said he: “For us in the zone, we have lost a mother, friend, sister and associate. All we can do is to pray God to give us grace to bear this loss. It is not only a loss to you as a family; it is also a loss to us as a party.

“Chief Nelson came, saw, added value and impacted on humanity. Our party in Lagos, in the zone and Nigeria has lost a woman of reputation, who was brilliant, loyal, faithful, capable, sociable and committed to whatever cause she believed in.

“She was a role model to all women in the party. She fought to find a place for the womenfolk in politics. With the kind of experience she had, this is the time to tap from her knowledge and experience in her crusade, struggle and campaign to win the next round of elections.

“Although she wouldn’t be physically able to give that, spiritually we will be guided by what she said, what she stood for and how she did it.”

Kekemeke said it was important for the party to sympathise with the family. He assured them of its readiness to partake in the funeral.

Zonal Organising Secretary Lateef Ibirogba said the late Nelson led an exemplary life, so it was important to celebrate her memories for a life well spent.

He said: “Mrs. Nelson stood for everything that is good. We are at this level because of her contributions to the party and to Nigeria. We will forever miss her for giving the women a voice.

“She stood her ground to ensure our women got a voice. Today, the party has established that wherever and whenever you give two slots out, one must be a woman; this is because women like her fought for it. We will continue to miss her because she did her best for us.”

The lawmaker representing Ikeja II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adedamola Kasunmu, who spoke for the family, said the Nelson family had a great mother.

“We know that Nigeria lost a great woman who was more or less everything to almost everybody. I believe your kind words this afternoon will continue to strengthen us and make things better for us,” he added.

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