The Independent Campaign Council for Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat (ICC) welcomed with enthusiasm the support of Shuwa Arab leaders in Lagos State for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Next President of Nigeria and the re-election bid of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
The Director General of the ICC, Mr Tayo Ayinde thanked the gathering for deeming it fit to visit the campaign office. He affirmed that the ICC has unflinching trust in the commitment of the Shuwa Arab people and that the Shuwa Arab has consistently aligned with the All Progressives Congress.
The leadership of the Shuwa Arab presented an award of recognition to the Director General for his tenacity in supporting the cause of the people of North west in Lagos State, especially the Shuwa Arab people.
Alhaji Umaru Gulumba, the leader of Shuwa Arab in Lagos State appreciated the ICC leadership for the warm reception accorded them. He announced that the Northern people in Lagos have enjoyed the support of the State Government. He assured the ICC leadership of massive votes from his people.
The Directorate of Ethnicity Affairs of the ICC organized this event.
Event was witnessed by the following dignitaries: Mr. Tayo Ayinde (Director General of ICC), Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku (Chairman of ICC), Hon. Sikiru Alabi Macfoy (Vice Chairman of the ICC), Hon. Bolanle Obe (Director, Women Affairs), Hon. Sesan Olarewaju (Director, Party Affairs), Mr. Lawal Pedro SAN (Director, Legal) Mr. Jubril Gawat (Director, New Media), Hon. Sesan Daini (Director, Media), Hon. Wale Adelana (Director, Ethnicity Affairs), Dr. Aleshinloye (Director, Medical), Hon. M.M. Lawal (Director, Tradesmen and Artisans) and his team among others.
Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC)
The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association endorsed the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and they reaffirmed their support for the second term bid of Gov. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
The Taxi Drivers executives from across the state converged on the Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC) Office, located at 58/60 Oduduwa Crescent, GRA Ikeja to make this all-important declaration today the 20th January, 2023.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC), Cardinal James Odunmbaku popularly known as Baba Eto praised the courageous nature of the taxi drivers and their untiring commitment to the progressive ideology. He assured the taxi drivers of government support in making life better.
Baba Eto reiterated the conviction of the party leadership that an Asiwaju Presidency is destined to bring great and positive change to Nigeria.
On his part, the President of Lagos State Association of Taxi Drivers and Cabs Operators, Otunba Taiwo Omolekan thanked the ICC leadership for the warm reception accorded them.
He assured the leadership that their members across the state are ready for the Presidential and Governorship elections, and they are pushing for the All-Progressive Congress candidates at all levels.
Dignitaries at the event were Mr. Tayo Ayinde the Director General of the Campaign Council, Cardinal James Odunmbaku the Chairman of Independent Campaign Council, Mr. Kola Peregriho the Deputy Director General, and Hon. Sesan Daini the Director of Media at the ICC among others.
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Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC)
The Ebira Community in Lagos were received by the Directorate of Ethnic Nationalities of the Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC) at their secretariat, 58/60 Oduduwa Crescent, GRA Ikeja.
The DG of ICC and Chief of Staff of Lagos State, Mr. Tayo Ayinde assured the gathering that the Government of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has delivered on his campaign promises and he is ready to do more. He submitted that an Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the presidency remains the answer to the many agitations in the country.
He therefore appealed to the gathering to give their votes in all to the party candidates, stating from the presidential candidate to the State House of Assembly.
The Director of the Directorate, Hon. Wale Adelana admonished all not to relent in their efforts to ensure victory for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and all other candidates of the party.
The leadership of Directorate of Ethnic Nationalities of ICC at the event were Hon. Wale Adelana the director, Chief Solomon Chukwu Deputy Director, Alhaji kpatako Mohammed Sharu Deputy Director, Alhaji Muhammed Ndana the Secretary of the Directorate, and Mrs. Favour Emmanuel among others.
The National Youths for Tinubu/Shettima visit and honour Mr. wale Tinubu the Chief Executive Officer Oando plc and Mr. Idris Olorunimbe the founder of Temple management company for believing in the Tinubu/Shettima Ticket.
The group also commended the commitment showing the APC flag bearer emerges victorious at the polls.
The leader of the support group Alhaja Khadijat Omotayo said the recognition will inspire many more people to vote for Tinubu and look forward to the Renewed Hope his administration will bring.
The chairman of Oando said Asiwaju Tinubu is the candidate to be as his wealth of experience has given him an edge ahead of other candidates.
The founder of Temple Management company believe that the rapid growth and development will be replicated in all of Nigeria if Bola Tinubu is elected to steer the affairs of the country. He also said “As we are voting Tinubu/shettima on the 25th of February, we must also vote for Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat.
• ‘We’re complementing party’s efforts, not working at cross purposes’ – Tayo Ayinde
The Independent Campaign Council (ICC) working for election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos State has launched a data driven campaign strategy to ensure the success of the party in the State.
The support group said it would leave no stone unturned in galvanising and mobilising the electorate at the grassroots level in order to deliver five million votes promised the APC candidate in next month’s presidential election.
At its inaugural meeting held in Alausa on Wednesday, the group’s Director General, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, charged members of all directorates to intensify their activities across the local councils, while using the ICC structure to promote the party’s achievements.
The meeting, attended by directors of all the directorates within the group, was chaired by the ICC chairman, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, popularly known as Baba Eto.
Ayinde, who is the Chief of Staff to Governor Sanwo-Olu, said the selection and appointment of the directorates’ leaders was based on the testimony of their loyalty to APC and their capacity to deliver their polling units.
The group’s Director General said the ICC would be adopting a bottom-up approach to garner support for the APC’s candidates, as direct response to the evolving voter demographics and electoral rules.
He reminded the ICC directors that stakes were higher, because of the desperation of the opposition parties to use “cheap blackmail and empty rhetoric” to hoodwink undecided voters.
Ayinde said: “APC has a pedigree of incomparable electoral success in Lagos, which has become the home of progressive politics in the federation. The party’s electoral successes have also been matched with trail-blazing, proactive governance for the common good of the majority of the citizens since 1999. The current responsibility of ICC is to take the messages of ‘Awa lo kan’ and ‘a Greater Lagos Rising’ to every nook and cranny of Lagos, to every stakeholder, to every voting block and every voter.
“Our campaign must be robust, enlightening, issues-based and focussed on competence, pedigree, the need for structural continuity and public trust. Our products are not only good but they are the best. The manifesto and programmes of our candidates are already available to the public as reference and tool for selling them to the electorate. Like every good product, we have a responsibility to soft-sell our candidates to Lagosians by highlighting their competences and promises.
“We are not unmindful of the fact that there is a big gap to fill between our existing electoral results and the current target. There is a big gap between the previous data of registered voters, active voters and the current equivalents. We are determined to run a data-driven campaign towards retaining our core voters, identifying undecided voters and bridging the gap for the success of APC in Lagos. We shall assign, record and review our activities to ensure this objective is realised.”
The ICC Director General, however, hailed APC campaign council for its commitment towards promoting the party’s successes.
Ayinde dismissed the notion that the ICC was initiated to work at cross purposes with the APC campaign council structure in the State, noting that the independent group and the party were not in competition except working in complementary roles to achieve the same objective.
He said many of the ICC directors were party leaders, while the field officers selected to work in the directorates belonged to various grassroots organisations.
The Director General charged them to adopt effective strategies and tactics to reach out to potential voters.
…Urges Lagosians to vote Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat for second term
All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called on Nigerians not to allow the Peoples Democratic Party anywhere near the Nigeria’s commonwealth again because of the destruction the party wrought on the country.
Tinubu made the call on Saturday in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere venue of APC Presidential Campaign’s mega rally where he also recalled how Lagos gave him a chance to deploy his talents for national progress and preservation of progressive politics.
“I thank the Almighty Allah and the good people of Lagos State for a place to stand, from which I could deploy my talents to mobilise like-minded Progressives to defend this great city.”
The APC Presidential candidate said his party’s campaign is a broom revolution, and invoking the spirit of his late mother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, the Iyaloja-General, he followed up with a folksong, singing in Yoruba, “Dagunro o se je, Tinubu o se pa,” meaning literally that he can not be killed.
Tinubu said he would continue with progressive government where Nigerians will not be forgotten in education, healthcare and employment generation.
The former Lagos State governor who spoke partly in Yoruba took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, describing him a veteran aspirant who should go home and rest.
“Atiku contested in SDP, he contested in PDP; he contested in ACN when we rescued him from Obasanjo. Now he is contesting again in PDP. He should go home and rest,” adding that Nigerians should never allow him and his party near the country’s commonwealth.
“Atiku has been running. Use your PVC to vote him and his party out. Use your votes to retire him permanently this time. We must never again allow the rapacious and visionless gang of Peoples Destroying People to come near our commonwealth again. They were in government for 16 years, they didn’t remember Badagry Expressway, they didn’t remember East-West Road, they didnt remember 2nd Niger Bridge.”
To underscore his support across the country, Tinubu noted that Governors of Kano, Kastina, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi and other APC Governors were with him unlike his opponent who could not hold his party together.
Tinubu again used the opportunity of the rally to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the development of Nigeria and Lagos State.
“I specially thank President Muhammadu Buhari for the unprecedented Federal support and commitment to Lagos State. We have come a long way from Presidents whose sole obsession was to capture or conquer Lagos in do-or-die fashion, to a President who loves the state greatly and is keen to see it do very well.
“Lagos has benefited tremendously in terms of infrastructure development, whether it is the Lagos-Ibadan Railway line, or the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki Expressway, the revamped National Theatre, the new International Airport Terminal or the support that has made the Lekki Deep Sea Port possible and the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, as well as the Red Line of the Lagos Metro, which is sharing part of the Federal corridor,” he said.
Addressing the massive rally on the importance of sustaining the progressive governance in Lagos State, Tinubu urged Lagosians to vote for Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, for second term.
“Dear Lagosians, my appeal to you today, is to ask you to renew the mandate of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat for another 4 years. Do not let the execution and implementation of the bold vision of more than two decades be aborted or suspended.”
For the stability of Lagos State, Asiwaju Tinubu called on the youths and students to vote for Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat.
“The lives of over 22 million people are too important to be subjected to tragic experiments in the hands of kindergarten politicians. Babajide Sanwo-olu and Obafemi Hamzat have been schooled in the finest tradition of people-management and development planning.”
Present at the rally were the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu.
Others included the Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaigns and Governor of Plateau State, Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, as well as Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and Abiodun Oyebanji (Ekiti). Also present were Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi
There were also members of the APC National Working Committee, National Assembly members and Ministers.
Welcoming the dignitaries and people of Lagos, Governor Sanwo-olu thanked Asíwájú for the foundation he laid in the state and the legacies he left behind as governor, saying he is the right man for the presidency in 2023.
Governor Bagudu who spoke on behalf of the 22 APC Governors thanked the Lagos governor for the successful rally.
“Our party leadership and governors believe in Asíwájú and for the right reasons. The world economy has been challenged, Nigeria inclusive. We need someone of Asíwájú’s standing and pedigree to take over to help the country wade through,” he said.
Speaker Gbajabiamila commended Asíwájú for his investment in human capacity, saying he has developed more people than any others.
“There is a lot to be said about Asíwájú. He is the most investigated Nigerian and nothing has been found against him. “
The DG of the campaigns, Hon. Lalong said Asíwájú Tinubu has the character and capacity to lead Nigeria and ensure equity and justice to all parts of the country, adding that with Asíwájú and Shettima, Nigerians would have no cause to regret.
Tinubu Media Office Tunde Rahman November 26, 2022
Nigeria Intellectual For Tinubu otherwise known as NIFT has appointed Emmanuel Amuwo as the Lagos State Cordinator.
Speaking about the appointment,the Southwest Cordinator confirmed the appointment of Amuwo as a major boost to the group knowing Amuwo is highly resourceful and full of valuable contents that will further project the group and help to achieve the aim of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becoming the President.
In his speech, the National Cordinator, Mr Kolawole Temitope said, it is important to ensure Lagos State Cordinator must be someone who has the intellectual capacity to project Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political prowess and ambition. Hence, Emmanuel Amuwo no doubt is best for this position and we have no doubt in his capability to deliver on the big task given him.
Amuwo responding to his new assignment, said, I have no doubt the responsibility is a huge one as Lagos State is the base of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I strongly believe it’s a call to serve and with utmost dedication and strategic approach that is different from the norm, NIFT will soon become a household name.
Also speaking about the re-election of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Amuwo said while NIFT is a Tinubu movement project, the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is very sacrosanct and NIFT Lagos will also work towards attracting more electorates to see reasons why Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu deserves another term for a progressive continuity.
NIFT LAGOS will sensitize the public on the need to collect their PVC with an aim of getting 75% of votes for APC Lagos in the forth coming election by God’s grace.
Amuwo extended his appreciation to NIFT Southwest Cordinator and the National Cordinator for finding him worthy, promising to give his best.
The Vice President of Nigeria, and an Aspirant of the just concluded APC primary election Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has Congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the APC.
“I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.”
“I also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.”
“For many decades, our Flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out. His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.”
“To all members of our great party, regardless of who you voted for at the primaries, we must now unite behind our Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer to ensure victory for our party in the 2023 elections.”
“As true progressives, we must remain strong and united in pursuing our collective vision as a party toward building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.”
As our great party APC is closing on choosing, electing, selecting or anointing the candidate to fly our party’s flag for the office of the president at the 2023 general elections, its greatest desire is to retain power at the centre and up till now, there is no doubt in the fact that the party is at the crossroads to choose the candidate among the numerous contenders and pretenders who have taken and submitted their nomination forms, many forces and factors are responsible for the confusion within our great ruling party.
A lot of aspirants are in the race for different reasons, some were pushed into the race for selfish agenda of the few powerful people in the country, some obtained and submitted the N100MN nomination forms to secure a seat at the negotiating table to be able to negotiate their retention in power by all means, some are in the race to revive their downward trending economic status, some are in the race to revive their dying, failed or bankrupt business venture, some were in the race maybe the anointing power of Mr. President will eventually fall on them even when they have no political structure whatsoever to win majority offices for APC in their various states or regions, some were lured into the race by promises of some powerful people in the system to secure President Buhari’s anointment for them, even some of the pretenders have opposition parties ruling in their state, yet they want to be president under the platform of APC because they have some millions of naira notes to throw about, while only one or two are in the race because of their patriotism, seeking to offer their services for the improvement of the socioeconomic development of our dear country and people therein with their experience, vision, confidence and capacity to lead and govern excellently well.
At this critical time of our Nation, we need a President that is well prepared and will comfortably pick the gauntlet, roll his sleeves and begin to change the fortune of our dear country immediately he gets to office.
For the sake of our nation and numerous poor masses, President Mohammodu has the moral burden to have a preferred candidate that few people cannot cage for their selfish agenda, a preferred candidate that can build and improve on his achievements, a preferred candidate that understand the social and structural terrain of our country and the dynamics of our economics for national security, growth & development, a preferred candidate that has the experience, confidence, vision and capacity with tested and trusted antecedents to change the bad fortune of our dear country for better among the comity of the nations of the World and a preferred candidate that can unite us. President Muhammodu Buhari must patriotically put the interest of Nigerians above any other individual and interest of few powerful people in having a preferred candidate.
Our great party, APC if looking towards a consensus candidate must do so beyond selfish agenda of some few who are hellbent on destroying the tenets of democracy, equity & justice in our party for their self fortune and personal aggrandisement.
APC must consider the fortunes of the numerous party men & women who didn’t benefit any fortune whatsoever from outgoing administration of the APC and looks towards a consensus candidate that understand the reward mechanism that is hugely lacking in our party and will be ready to correct it. A consensus candidate that will ensure fair play and adequate rewards for the efforts and loyalty of numerous party faithfuls.
APC must consider a consensus candidate that is widely acceptable to Nigerian electorates of different classes, the masses, the downtrodden, the unemployed, the unemployable, students, young Nigerians who have lost interest and hope in the country, the rich, the poor, the elite, the middle class, the market men & women, labour unions, civil societies and the workers.
APC must consider a consensus candidate that has the record and has been working assiduously and effortlessly for the growth and deepening of democracy and its principles in Nigeria.
APC must consider a consensus candidate that can seamlessly win election for our party in the upcoming 2023 general elections with his personal network, net worth, political structure and infrastructure.
Among the numerous contenders and pretenders who have taken and submitted their presidential nomination forms, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands out going by all the factors reeled out above and the numbers of political leaders, serving governors and numbers of party delegates that nominated him, signed and endorsed his presidential nomination forms
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the vision, confidence and capacity to lead and govern excellently well by building and improving on the achievements of President Mohammodu Buhari in the office. He has done same in Lagos which is a mini Nigeria in terms of population, demography, ethnicity, economy, security, employment, revenue generation, activation of financial markets, knowledge based economy especially as we are currently gasping with economic diversification as a country, independent power generation, living in harmony, conducive environment for business to strife, human capacity development, man power empowerment, job creations, attracting foreign direct investments, investment partnership for economic growth and development, identification of talents, training of talents and sending talents to the fields for societal growths, he has led by example and he has built leaders scattering all over the country in the political and business sectors of our country.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu fought effortlessly for development of democracy in Nigeria and Africa, Gambia and Guinea experiences still fresh in our memories, he used his hard earned personal resources for that purpose because of his patriotism and love for the unity of Nigeria.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a detribalized Nigerian, we have seen him displayed that when he appointed very many non-Yorubas to his government in Lagos. He is not Lord and he does not lord his views or decisions on the members of his government when in office, according to Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu as a governor then, always listened to robust arguments on issues of policies and implementation and he always succumbed to superior arguments for the sake of socioeconomic growth and development of Lagosians.
Out of patriotism, he dedicated his birthday celebration colloquium in the last twelve years to proffering solutions to our protracted national problems. He has never kept quite on the issues of security and socioeconomic challenges of Nigeria, he has always been a voice of wisdom, constructive criticism and solutions to National challenges.
Out of genuine patriotism for the black race, Bola Ahmed Tinubu rejected juicy jobs opportunities from International Financial Corporations and chose a corporation that gave him roots in Africa so that he would be close to his root in Nigeria for growth and development after he graduated with honours with many awards from Chicago State University.
Out of compassion and humanity, he cancelled this year 70th birthday which he prepared and planned adequately for, an event for which people traveled far and near to attend and very strategic to his lifelong presidential ambition was cancelled at its middle because of the terrorist attack on the train taking Nigerians to Kaduna from Abuja. In his words, Bola Tinubu said “I cannot be celebrating here while our people are mourning the deaths and kidnapping of their loved ones as a result Abuja/Kaduna train attack by terrorists, hence this 70th birthday colloquium is hereby cancelled” He offered prayers for those affected and also mandated everyone present at the event to do same there and at home. He mandated the clergies present to continue to pray for those affected and for the peace and security of our Nation.
Governor Nasir Elrufai, on behalf of the people and government of Kaduna State attested to the rare and unprecedented leadership trait displayed by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in canceling the event and said such thing has never happened in the history of Nigeria. He said such display of unprecedented leadership in solidarity with the people and government of Kaduna State will never be forgotten in great and tremendous appreciation.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured party members that the adequate reward mechanism that is lacking in our party, APC will definitely be corrected by him. As a worthy leader, he accepted responsibility that truly efforts and loyalties are not being rewarded adequately in the APC, he identified it, accepted it and offers to correct it. Nobody in Nigeria today can doubt the ability of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to do correct the wrong, he is not God but he keeps promises to the best of his ability, he has a very large heart and he understands very well the spirit of give and take for everyone to be happy. He has once jettisoned his elective office ambition and change his name at the electoral umpire’s office for the peace, justice and cohesion of the party.
Bola Tinubu is a core party man and developer, he understands the true meaning of rewarding efforts and loyalty and that has been his standard practice over the years. I am bold to say that so many people remain in politics today and in the progressive party because they believe Bola Ahmed Tinubu will remember them or fulfill his promises to them or that they will benefit in his rewarding system if they persist.
What other witnesses, qualifications or credentials are we looking for in a worthy and responsible leader to lead Nigeria excellently?
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best man Nigeria needs at this critical time because of his experience, God given ability to identify talents, antecedents of sterling qualities of performances, tested and trusted leadership qualities, detribalization, patriotism, capacity, vision, confidence, network, ability to deliver on good governance deliverables, political structure, political networks, political net worth, huge political infrastructure and wide acceptability among Nigerians.
As our great party APC is closing on choosing its presidential candidate with the much touted President’s preferred candidate, though respect for the wishes of the majority of party members through internal democracy of direct or indirect primaries that will give the party faithfuls the sense of belongings and participation as politicians is the best and acceptable method to elect our presidential candidate, the way we did for President Muhammodu Buhari in Lagos convention in 2014 as our party candidate then.
However, if patriotism, national growth, development and good governance for Nigerians are the factors driving the preference of President Buhari for a candidate, then Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the most suitable to be his preferred candidate and if seamless winning of election without hassle, workable reward mechanism for the party faithfuls, retention of power at the centre, development of progressive party and if worthy and adequate dividends of democracy for Nigerians are the factors driving our party’s consensus move, then Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the indisputable fact, incontestable, point and incontrovertible answer to the questions of Buhari’s preference and APC consensus.
However, if one of the numerous aspirants is bold enough to refuse the undemocratic word called consensus, then party primaries is the way to go for fairness, equity, justice and to safe the pride of our great party.
Adeboye Adebayo is a Chieftain of the APC in Orile Agege, Lagos, the National Secretary, Nigerian Next Level Forum, Member, APC Professional Forum and National Media Director & Publicity, Asiwaju Project Beyond 2023.
A group under the aegis, Asiwaju Project Beyond 2023 has declared that Ahmed Tinubu has the capacity and network to turn Nigeria into an economic hub of Africa and the World at large.
Noting that Tinubu has all it takes to turn Nigeria around if he becomes the president, the group added that he has the ability to replicate, in the nation, the achievements he recorded while he was the Lagos State Governor.
The group’s National Director, Media and Publicity, Comrade Adeboye Adebayo, revealed this recently at the formal inauguration of national executive committee, state project coordinators and commissioning of the digital secretariat of the group.
The event, held on the 25th of March, 2022, at the digital Secretariat, Maitama, Abuja.
Adebayo said, “We’ve seen many support groups standing for Tinubu, but project beyond 2023 is outstanding in its operational frame work, in what we’ve done, what we’re doing and what we intend to do. As a support group, we’ve spoken to over two thousand delegates, we had a robust conversation with them via phone calls.
“We’ve launched a call centre, which was established last week, and this enabled our ladies to get into deep conversation with our distinguish delegates from each state of the Federation. We welcome them to Abuja on the platform of our party, on behalf our principal, and we encourage them to have a good stay in Abuja.
“We’ve also ensured there’s a working transportation system that can pick people from Airport and hotels to the convention ground.
We’ve put in place logistic system for all delegates coming to Abuja, to have ease of movement and navigation while in the city of Abuja.
“Another thing that distinguishes us from other groups is that we are strategic thinkers. We’re launching some educative events on the 15th of April for the Youths Nationwide like the Director General mentioned. This will give our youths a wide range of opportunity to engage with His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ask him what he has in stock to solve the problems and challenges confronting them.
“Today (25th of March), we received in attendance for the commissioning of our Secretariat and inauguration of National Committee, the Hon. Speaker Gbajabiamila represented by Hon Ademorin Kuye, the former Governor of Borno State Alhaji Shettima Kashim, Senator Abu Ibrahim from Kastina South, among other notable dignitaries. Our National and state executives have been inaugurated.
“This is a unique event and we’re happy to witness it because people came in large numbers to show their love and support for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.”
Speaking about what Project Beyond 2023 stands for, Adeboye said, “This group isn’t about campaigning for our principal alone, by 2023 when Asiwaju resumes office as the President of Nigeria, we will be here to support his Government In terms of research, documentation, policy and principles.
“We must have gathered a lot of ideas, information about the plights and agitations of the people. So, we will be here to remind the Government to work with them and to remind them in terms of feed back mechanism.
“The project is beyond 2023 because we will still be here to use every mechanism that we have to support the Government of Asiwaju as the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
While speaking about other aspirants jostling for the Presidential ticket, he said, “Tinubu is still the best among all, he has all it takes. He has done it in Lagos State. You can see what Asiwaju has turned Lagos to.
“He has the capacity and the network to turn Nigeria into an economic hub of Africa and the world at large.
As we speak now, the table is turning towards Africa. The economic table of the world is turning towards Africa. We need to encourage a man that can do this intellectually, knowledge wise and with wisdom.”
Meanwhile, the Director of Mobilisation for the group, Northern region, Hajia Muhammad Halimot Bababubu from Niger state, disclosed that Asiwaju is a leader and a role model. “I grew up to hear much amazing things about him. I’ve been into this project just because of the love and passion i have for him. I believe by the way he was able to change the situation of Lagos State, Nigeria will go a long way with him,” she said.
Also speaking, Benue State Coordinator, Chief Ogbu Ego, described Asiwaju as a rare gem with rare leadership qualities that “we all deserve in Nigeria. “He has manifested it in Lagos. We see it that he can replicate it for the whole Nigeria. He has the idea, capacity and strength to get the best results,” he said.
Also, the Director, Zonal mobilisation for Southwest, Ganiyu Shittu, revealed the joy he encountered during the course of the event. He said, “We thank God we were able to achieve this height, and we’re looking forward to a bigger one. Asiwaju is a leader to all leaders in the country. We’re behind him, and the presidential ticket to contest under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) will not elude him.”