By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, South West, Director for Contact and Mobilization Committee Directorate, Alhaji Mutiu Lawal Are over the weekend, said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will win 95% of South West votes in the 2023 polls
Speaking at the inauguration of members of the committee in Ibadan, Alhaji Are said the committee is determined to mobilize all the electorate in the region and that the committee will deliver a minimum of 95 percent of the votes in Yoruba land to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima in the Presidential election of February 25, 2023.
He pointed out that the committee has already commenced the implementation of a “robust” strategy to reach every nook and cranny of the region up to the smallest cells of villages and hamlets to win supports and votes for Asiwaju and the APC, adding that the personalities and qualities of the presidential candidate and his running mate have made the job of mobilization for his committee.
“Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Shetima are men of character, competence, capacity and vast experience. Asiwaju laid the foundation for the exponential development of Lagos State and the success that is Lagos today. He revolutionalized IGR in Lagos State, created infrastructure and institutions; and established additional councils that are centers of development today”, he said.
The Committee DG added, ” Vice Presidential candidate Shettima ran Borno credibly even when the state was challenged by the Boko Haram insurgency. He battled Boko Haram and yet delivered dividends of democracy to the people. They are highly esteemed men. We have valuable products on our hands to market to our people.
“I also made bold to say that our job has been made easy. The leadership of the Yoruba, the Afenifere leadership has already thrown its weight behind Asiwaju Tinubu and Shettima. While the various sub nationals are allowed to flourish in a true federal system, we must at the same time not lose sight of the centre. We must also be present at the centre. Asiwaju’s candidacy offers the best opportunity for us to be important stakeholders at the Centre.”
He maintained that South West was crucial in the coming elections not only because of its status as the strongest base of the progressives in Nigeria but being home to the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju and as such all the people of the region must take the elections with all seriousness and give their votes to Asiwaju who he described as “son of the soil and our very best”.
On the manifesto of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Are said the APC candidate and his vice were fully ready to work round the clock to end insecurity, revamp the economy in no time, realize double digit GDP, substantially increase megawatts of electricity to power industries, businesses and homes, generate reasonable jobs particularly for the unemployed youths, provide affordable loans and mortgages to Nigerians.
Alhaji Are stressed further that on
agriculture and infrastructure, the government of Tinubu and Shettima would build on the successes already recorded by the present administration and ensure that railways and road networks are provided and functional for uncomplicated transportation of agricultural produce across the country. Generally, Alhaji Are assured that Tinubu would make life better for the masses and the rich.
He then tasked members of the inaugurated committee members to fully dedicate themselves to the assignment.
The Contact and Mobilization Committee made up of members from the 6 states of the West has Alhaji Mutiu Lawal Are as Director; Alhaji Bakai Okedara , Deputy Director; Hon. Oye Ojo, Deputy Director, Hon. Falade Bade, Assistant Director; Hon. Dayo Iyaniwura, Assistant Director; Hon. Wumi Ohwovoriole, Secretary; Hon. Toyosi Kolade , Assistant Secretary; Hon. Waheed Akanbi, Assistant Secretay, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle, Hon. Titi Oseni, Afolabi Kazeem and Hon. Folake Olunloyo Oshinowo as members.