By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan
Alhaji Mutiu Are has said that the recent Afenifere’s endorsement has made Tinubu’s campaign more easier in south western region of the country.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Director of South West Contact and Mobilization Committee of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Alhaji Mutiu Are has on Saturday confirmed that the task ahead of the committee has already been made easier with the recent endorsement of leadership of Afenifere group.
In his address on Saturday in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo state, at the inauguration of the committee, Alhaji Mutiu stressed that the South West is crucial and important at the coming elections.
He said, “I make bold to say that our job has been made easy, the leadership of the Yoruba, the Afenifere leadership had already thrown it’s weight behind Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Shettima. While the various sub-nationals are allowed to flourish in a true federal system, we must at the se time not lose sight of the centre, we must also be present and strong at the center, Asiwaju Presidential aspiration offers the best opportunity for us to be important stake holder at that centre.”
“It is also noteworthy to state that in this coming election, the south west is crucial and important, the south west is vital because it is not only the strongest base of the progressive but also the home of the All Progressive Congress(APC) presidential candidate. Asiwaju is a son of the soil, he is a prominent leader in our region, he deserve absolute support from us, we cannot forsake a leader who is one of our very best.”
“Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Shettima mean well for this country, they deserve the best from us, they have already unfolded their plans, their agenda I must say rekindle hopes in a better tomorrow and greater Nigeria.”
“In the action plan tagged “Renewed Hope, the duo of Asiwaju and Shettima promised to work day and night to confront security, revamp the economy, target double-digit GDP, increase megawatts of electricity to power the industries, businesses and homes, to empower our people through creation of jobs particularly for unemployed youths, provide affordable loans to the people and mortgage to help those who desire to acquire their homes.”
“The long and short of all this is that we need to work hard in mobilizing our people to vote for Tinubu/Shettima for the presidency of this country come February 25, 2023 election, in my view, this is an onerous assignment, but it is not unattainable, it is achievable and we must achieve this goal, all hands must be on deck to realize this objective. Mutiu said.
Alhaji Mutiu Are while speaking with journalists shortly after the meeting said, “Today we are here to have our inaugural meeting, we are all from different nooks and crannies of local government area of the south west, and we have been here since yesterday strategizing, meeting and planning. By our name we are going out there to sell our product which is our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of our party, and Kassim Shettima the Vice Presidential Candidate of our party.
“Nigerians should be expecting the renewed hope, two digit GDP rise, better economy, better infrastructures for our security, better security for the country, infrastructure such as road and railway among others should be expected from our candidate.”
“Tinubu is going to invest massively in agricultural sector, so the electorates should go out there and vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Shettima.” Mutiu stressed.
While briefing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Former Chairman of Oluyole local government and former Chief press secretary to late former governor of Oyo state, Alhaji Lam Adesina from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Kehinde Olaosebikan, a member of the committee described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as someone that can lead Nigerian to the promise land.
Kehinde in his words said, “Asiwaju will take us to the promise land, he is someone that can give us Nigeria of our dream, in terms of competence Asiwaju got it, in terms of capacity he has it, in term of care he is somebody that cares, he has a record of achievements and his antecedents speaks volume about him, among those that are contesting in Nigeria today it is very glaring and obvious that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best.”
Other executive members of the South West Contact and Mobilization Committee of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council present at the meeting are Alhaji Bakai Okedara, Dep. Director; Hon. Oye Ojo, Deputy Director; Falade Barde, Asst Director, Dayo Iyaniwura Asst. Director; Hon. Wunmi Ohwovoriole , Secretary; Toyosi Kolade Asst. Secretary; Waheed Akanbi, Asst. Secretary.
Other members of the committee are Mr. Shola Lawal, Kehinde Awojoodu, Kehinde Olaosebikan, Engr. Bamidele Faparusi among others.