2023: After Meeting With Nigerians in Diaspora, APC Flagbearer, Tinubu Makes Strong Vow

2023: After Meeting With Nigerians in Diaspora, APC Flagbearer, Tinubu Makes Strong Vow

  • Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has continued to make his intentions known to Nigerians at home and abroad regarding his 2023 ambition
  • The former governor of Lagos state has vowed to make use of the best hands and expertise in his plan to rebuild the nation
  • Tinubu made this promise while speaking at the 3rd National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, USA Chapter held at the weekend in Newark, New Jersey

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised to tap into available expertise and manpower among Nigerians in Diaspora to develop the country.

Asiwaju Tinubu was speaking at the 3rd National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, USA Chapter held at the weekend in Newark, New Jersey.

The APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerians in Diaspora, 2023 general elections
Tinubu makes fresh promise after meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora, ahead of the 2023 election. Photo credit: Tinubu Media Office
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Professor Adesegun Labinjo, national chairman, APC-USA, confirmed this development, on Saturday, November 12, 2022, through a statement sent to Legit.ng.

Tinubu vows to rebuild the nation

Asiwaju Tinubu, who was represented at the event by Mr. Dele Alake, the Adviser on Media, Communication & Public Affairs of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, said that he will tap into the expertise of the APC Diaspora members and the Nigerians generally in the Diaspora for the accelerated development of Nigeria.

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Tinubu noted that as a former Diasporan himself, he knows and fully understands the abundance of talents and expertise of the Nigerians in the Diaspora, and that he is uniquely positioned, more than any other candidate, to deploy and apply them to nation-building.

Mr Alake informed the convention of the high premium Asiwaju places on APC-USA and that his principal personally instructed that senior members of his Media team must show up for the convention. Mr. Alake thanked APC-USA for the support for Asiwaju and for making Asiwaju Tinubu the focus and theme of the Convention.

APC chieftain shed more light on Tinubu/Shettima's ticket

Prince Ade Omole, the Director, the Diaspora Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council informed the audience that the Tinubu/Shettima ticket is all out for a better Nigeria and for the good of Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.

He emphasized the direction of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign and made references to the 2023 Renewed Hope (Manifesto) which he described as an Action Plan of the programs the Tinubu/Shettima administration will implement and deliver to the Nigerian people when elected as President and Vice President of Nigeria.

Prince Omole assured the APC Diaspora members and the Nigerians in the Diaspora that the Asiwaju Tinubu’s administration will have a robust Diaspora input and engagements. He also commended APC-USA for making Asiwaju Tinubu the focus of the convention and promised to carry on the Diaspora campaign from USA to other foreign countries.

Speaking on the theme of the Convention: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu: the President Nigeria needs at this time, the Guest Speaker, Professor Olarewaju Fagbohun, SAN, extolled the uncommon leadership qualities and vision of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Professor Fagbohun, who is also a former Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), concluded that Asiwaju Tinubu is the President NIgeria needs at this time to tackle and resolve the problems of poverty, insecurity and corruption. He advised his audience and Nigerians to read his book on Asiwaju which he believes captured the man Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Other speakers at the convention included Senator Lawal Shuaibu, the former Deputy National Chairman North of APC, Mr. Tunde Doherty, the APC UK Chairman, Mr. Dayo Israel, the APC National Youth Leader who also represented the National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Mr. Kayode Opeifa, a former commissioner in Lagos State. They all spoke about the man Asiwaju and how Asiwaju will transform the country and make it work for all Nigerians.

The Elective Convention produced new national officers of the party including Professor Adesegun Labinjo who was re-elected as the National Chairman of APC-USA.

Prof Labinjo reiterated the commitment of APC USA to work tirelessly for the election of Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket in the February 2023 presidential election.

He said that APC-USA was the first Chapter of APC to inaugurate a presidential campaign committee for the purpose of ensuring victory for the party’s presidential ticket.

He said the APC USA has since started to engage and sensitize Nigerians in the Diaspora to travel home and vote Tinubu, and also sell the APC presidential ticket to their relatives and family members living in Nigeria.

Professor Labinjo said that APC-USA will soon take its campaign to Nigeria to drum up support for the APC flag bearers at all levels and to donate campaign materials to the APC Presidential Campaign Council. Prof Labinjo assured the Convention that the APC-USA will deploy its technological resources to closely monitor the 2023 elections to ensure that they are free and fair, and report any malpractices before, during and after the elections, and expose and hold accountable any person or group of persons that engage in unwholesome activities.

Other national officers elected at the Convention and immediately sworn in by Judge Dele Alade are: Chief Emeka Molokwu, Deputy National Chairman South, Mr. Abdullahi Gambo, Deputy National Chairman North, Mr. Ademola Tijani, National Secretary, Dr. Ismaila Maigyara National Publicity Secretary, Ayo Olashege, CPA, National Treasurer, Dr. Umo Ekanem National Financial Secretary, Ken Nwele, Esq. National Legal Adviser, Mr. Folly Coker, National Organizing Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Olagunju, National Women Leader, Mr. Oyakilome Bello, National Youth Leader, Mrs Emem Asikpo, Deputy National Secretary, Ms. Ololade Salvador, Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Mrs. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye

Deputy National Publicity Secretary and Mr. AbdulJabbar Surajo Guga, Deputy National Youth Leader.

Prominent attendees of the Convention included Mr. Tony Isama, Mr. Tayo Alawiye, Mr. Nojeeb Agunbiade, Prince Henry Adesanya, Mr. Kunle Masha, Mr. Adeleke Lamoriyu, Dr. Biodun Dada, Mr. Bisoye Oladejo, Alhaja Adenike Oyejide, Alhaji Shehu Suleiman, Mrs. Dupe Ayangbesan, Ms. Saratu Garba and many others.

2023: No presidential candidate better than Tinubu, says Ribadu

On his part, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has declared that no presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2023 general elections is better than Tinubu.

Ribadu, a former presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, made the comment on Thursday, November 10 during the inauguration of the APC's directorate of stakeholder relations.

The Adamawa-born politician said the job of galvanising support for APC has been made easy with the emergence of Tinubu as the party's standard bearer.

2023 elections: My opponents confused, lack direction, says Tinubu

Meanwhile, Tinubu has taken a jibe at his opponents in the forthcoming election, saying they are confused and lack direction.

The APC presidential candidate made the comment during a town hall meeting with mining and agro-processing stakeholders in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital on Thursday, November 10.

He said his opponents rather than articulating issue-based campaigns, are resorting to open attack on persons and personalities.

Source: Legit.ng

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