The Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) Movement has officially inaugurated its Working Committees ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The colorful celebration which was held at the Haven Event Center, Ikeja GRA was well attended by APC leaders across the State’s 57 local councils across the state.
The ABAT Movement was conceived and set up by members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos, the highest political organ in the state, for the actualization of the presidential ambition of the former Lagos Governor.
Speaking at the event, the Movement’s Director-General, Hon. Oyinlomo Danmole said ABAT structure was different from other support groups set up across the country for the actualization of Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
Danmole while reeling out the group organs and structures, said that all cluster groups within the Lagos APC have representation in the movement, with the inclusion of every locality in the State.
He said that a seven-man committee had been set up in each of the 57 local councils in Lagos, with each committee headed by coordinators.
He said that at the ward level, the movement maintained similar committee structure of seven persons across the 377 wards.
He added that registration to be part of the ward committee would be made open to Lagosians in the coming days.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the best candidate to effectively manage human and material resources for visible progress of the country.
According to him,”Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world and the responsibility that comes with that is enormous. No doubt that the destiny of the entire black race is tied to the greatness of Nigeria. If our country must be great, we have the responsibility to choose the leadership that will bring about true transformation across every facet of our national life. Who is that rallying figure that should lead us in this journey?
“The answer is deeply connected to our mission and purpose here today. That person must be a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge builder, who has been tested and trusted. A thinker who must sustain the legacy our current president is leaving behind. That person is the reason we are inaugurating this Movement for the actualisation of his presidential ambition. That person is our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.
ABAT Movement’s chairman, Cardinal James Odumbaku, said the forthcoming general election presented another opportunity for Nigerians to make the right choice to keep the country on the path of development.
He warned that the electorate must get it right by electing a tested and credible leader to steer the leadership of the country.
He stressed that the movement believed Asiwjau Bola Tinubu remains the right man for the top seat.
An APC chieftain and member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee, Prince Tajudeen Olusi described Tinubu as “a genius” in statecraft, adding that the APC National Leader is a salable article in the political market.
According to him, ”We have to be prepared and determined, because the contest would be a battle of might and strength.”
Otunba Gbenga Daniel Embarks on Thank You Tour of Ogun East Senatorial District
The Senator representing Ogun East District, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, is set to embark on a thank you tour of the senatorial district, starting with Ijebu Ode Local Government.
The interactive session will take place at Obanta Club, beside Obalofin Court, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, on February 19, 2024.
The event aims to provide a platform for Senator Daniel to receive feedback on his senatorial activities, as well as to engage with constituents on empowerment initiatives, eye surgeries, and distribution of palliatives.
Covering a wide area, the Ogun East Senatorial District includes the local government areas of Ijebu East, Ijebu North, Ijebu North East, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Odogbolu, Ogun Waterside, Remo North, and Sagamu.
Ogidi Omo, as he is fondly called and who was also a former governor of Ogun State from 2003 to 2011, brings a wealth of experience to his role as senator, having served in various capacities in Nigeria’s political landscape.
His decision to serve his people at the national assembly was met with overwhelming support in the 2023 General Election, when he cleared all nine local government areas in the senatorial district.
Otunba Daniel secured 115,147 of the 190,640 valid votes to defeat other candidates in the contest for the senatorial seat.
Supreme Court Judgment On Sanwo-Olu ‘s Victory : Lagos Is Blessed At Such A Time “ Bestman Nze -Jumbo
A Marketing Communications/Alternative Security consultant with deep interest in politics and social re-engineering, Otunba Bestman Nze-Jumbo, President of TeamNigeria4Change has congratulated the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the affirmation of his election victory by the Supreme Court.
Otunba Bestman told this medium that the Supreme Court judgement did not come to him as a surprise considering the overwhelming performance of the governor during his first term which earned him the mandate of the people for a second term. “Lagosians have thanked him for a wonderful first term performance, so they yearned for a repeat performance. Lagos is blessed at such a time as this with Babajide Sanwo-Olu as governor. “
Speaking further, he opined that Lagosians collectively and massively voted Sanwo-Olu and no charlatan through any court can subvert the will of the people.
According to Otunba Bestman, “The governor should by this victory do more to make a greater Lagos that will make Lagosians happy that they made the right choice. I am very positive that the governor will not fail the people.
APC Stakeholders in Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency Warn Against Imposition
In a resolute stand for democracy and the voice of the people, APC stakeholders in the Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency issue a stern warning against the looming threat of imposition in the forthcoming bye-election. Our collective commitment to the principles of democracy compels us to address the unsettling activities of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the outgoing representative and current Minister of Interior.
Recent developments have raised grave concerns about Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo’s alleged attempts to unduly influence and manipulate the electoral process. His purported statements of having orchestrated the party’s delegate list and influencing key figures in the party hierarchy are disconcerting, posing a direct threat to the democratic fabric we hold dear.Among several statements credited to Hon. Bunmi Tunji Ojo are as follows:1. He claim to have the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress under his control, having given him a sum of 250,000USD for his office upkeep and 400 bags of rice as Christmas and New year package.2. He also claim to have bought over the All Progressives Congress Ondo state Chairman and that whatever he wishes will be the bidding of the state Chairman. 3. He claim to have submitted his prepared delegates list for the upcoming bye-election primary.4. He claim to have nominated the officials that will conduct both the delegate Congress and the primary election to the national secretariat and that there is nothing anybody can do to change it.
As loyal members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), we recall the struggles faced by our esteemed President during the last party primary election, when people like Hon. Bunmi Tunji Ojo worked accidiously for the then Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It is imperative to learn from history, for our unity as a party is paramount. We reject any form of imposition and interference that undermines the democratic rights of party members in choosing their representatives.
Our democracy thrives when the will of the people prevails over individual interests. The reported actions of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, if unchecked, have the potential to erode the very foundation of our party’s democratic values. We must remember that the strength of the APC lies in the diversity of its members and their ability to express their political will without fear or favor.
We, the APC stakeholders in Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency, call on our dear President and the national leadership of our great party to intervene swiftly. Let justice prevail, and let the true spirit of democracy guide our actions. We stand united against any attempt to impose delegates, and we urge all party members to remain vigilant, resolute, and committed to the principles that bind us together.
Together, we shall overcome any challenge that threatens the democratic essence of our great party
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