The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has declared support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Presidential candidate of the party, as the 2023 election gathering momentum, while Nigerians continue to deliberate on who the cap fits as the next first citizen of the largest economy in Africa.
The Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO) held its meeting on September 2, 2021 in the United Kingdom, pledging their loyalty and support for Asiwaju Tinubu ambition as the next President of Nigeria.
Speaking at the meeting, which was also held virtually, Director-General of the organisation, Hon. Aminu Suleiman said that Tinubu remains the chosen one because he is loved across Nigerians, including the northern part of the country.
Suleiman noted that Asiwaju Tinubu supported President Muhammadu Buhari to become the President of Nigeria in 2015, stressing that the Hausas were ready to support and spread Asiwaju good deeds to the northern part and hopefully becomes the nation’s President in 2023.
He also said that the national leader of the ruling party would win in Kano State because no other aspirant has Northern support as it stands. “If you can win an election in Kano and Lagos you have won Nigeria,” he said.
Therefore, he charged the pro-Tinubu organisation to work hard and promote their candidate.
Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Tayo Ayinde, who also spoke at the meeting, affirmed his support for Asiwaju Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential race, noting that Tinubu is a visionary leader and has wide experience in all areas of life, and he is the one that can return Nigeria to its rightful place as the giant of Africa.
Ayinde, consequently, urged all members of Tinubu Support Organisations in the Diaspora that the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hazmat, are fully in support of the movement, stressing, “We will provide everything that is needed for this lovely project and the government will respond to all requests as Tinubu achievement is concerned.
“If our efforts are crowned, Diaspora will not be neglected, they will have a place in the government as their experience and exposure will be needed in Asiwaju’s government”, he said.
Similarly, the Lagos State Coordinator of the organisation, Akinduro Ibesanmi, said the national leader of APC is a great man full of kindness and wisdom. He noted that Lagos State Tinubu Support Organisation would work closely with TSO Diaspora to ensure all goals were achieved.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tayo Sodeinde, who is the Director of the Tinubu Support Organisation in the Diaspora gave the vote of thanks and commended all the TSO and other groups that have merged with TSO diaspora.
Sodeinde accepted the mandate to work and deliver on all expected goals of TSO, he appreciated all the coordinators present from other countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), France.
Those who in attendance at the meeting included APC Chairman in the United Kingdom, Philip Edewor; APC Deputy in the United Kingdom, Tunde Doherty; Chairman APC in South-West UK, Muyiwa Adesua; Asiwaju Patriot, Hon Olumide; Former Secretary APC in the UK, Durodola Femi.
Others were, Deputy Director Diasporas, Hon. Tony Omotayo; United Kingdom (UK) Coordinator, Abiodun Ali; Netherlands Coordinator, Abel Dana; Belgium Coordinator, Adeniyi Ogini; Germany Coordinator, Tope Olaniyan; France Coordinator, Olafimihan Taiwo; Turkey Coordinator, Koko Rilwam Olanrewaju; Switzerland Coordinator,
Alfonso Adebayo John; Hon sade Adebiyi ,Hon Orogbogbo; Alhaja Aolat Sule; Engineer Babatunde Seriki; Alhaja Gbemisola, Gboyega Ayoade(ara); Hon Sade Pepperless; Secretary TSO Diasporas Hon Afolabi Adebayo and Madam Taiwo Jegunmah.