Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Groups Management Council, BAT-SGMC, has stated that it is only Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that has the capacity to transform the country industrially, curb poverty, illiteracy and ensure societal sustainable transformation as the President of this country.
The Convener of the Group and Founder of Asiwaju Progressive Forum, Hon. Adewale Adeogun stated this during a press briefing on Monday June 20 in Lagos.
Adeogun said that there was no doubt that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has what it takes to transform the country “within a short period of taking the mantle of leadership on May 29, 2023 by the special grace of God.”
“Having won convincingly at the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention that was held in Abuja, we all believe without any doubt that Tinubu has what it takes to transform this country industrially, provide employment, curb poverty, illiteracy and ensure societal sustainable transformation,” Adeogun said.
On the choice of running mate, Adeogun said that the party was still consulting on the person to deputise Tinubu, but said that in order to meet the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim Masari’s name has been submitted, which according to him, could be temporary.
“The party is still in the consultation process of agreeing on the running mate of Senator Bola Tinubu, our Presidential flagbearer.
“However, in order to meet up with the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim Masari’s name has been forwarded to INEC. We understand that this could be temporary as the consultation process is still going on,” he said
On the choice of Muslim-Muslm ticket, Adeogun said that the group was ready to abide by the choice of the party’s flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, coupled with the zoning to the North East, but affirmed that the group believed that the nation could not at this critical moment of national socio-economic and political challenges reduce the concept of governance to regional and religious politics, which he said should be seen as political arrangements for political victories.
He noted that the APC as a political party is conscious of the political terrain and desirous of retaining power, which he said could only be achieved through comprehensive understanding of the voting process and the ability of the candidates to influence the political consciousness of the people to get involved in the political process and vote for the party.
Also speaking at the briefing, the Director General, Nigerians Diaspora For Asiwaju, Dr. Lee Akin Badeji, stated that the groups are coming together to form a formidable force concerning the forth-coming election, adding that “we are united for the cause of beating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hands down, therefore, instead of having different groups, we decided to come under one umbrella so that we could work in order to win the election for our principal (Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu). At this stage, I implore all groups and advise Nigerian to desire a new Nigeria.”
Also, sharing her views at the briefing, the Global Director General, Asiwaju Distinguished Ambassador Movement (ADAM), Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba said that she was so happy because Nigeria got it right this time.
According to her, Dr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is more than ready for the task, “but we will must ensure we finish it by ensuring he gets to Aso Rock next year May 2023, this must be a collaborative effort.
“We must come together, we must not allow ethnicity, religion, or tribe to divide us.”
Olabanji-Oba, the Vice Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Lagos added that “all of us must be part of building the Nigeria of our dream and ensure that the nation becomes one of the best in the world.”