As the Tinubu/Shettima presidential train arrives Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital on January 30th, the Community Support Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) yesterday Launched a grassroots mobilization ambassadors with a charge to win new converts for the February 25 polls.
Inaugurating the group at De Castle Hotel, Uyo, the National Director of the group, Alhaji A. Mai Agogo, assured that the Tinubu/Shettima pair, has the experience and positive pedigree of quality leadership to retool Nigeria along the path of peace and socio-economic recovery.
He noted that with his detribalized posture that enabled Tinubu to engineer sustainable development in Lagos for eight years, using a mixed-blend of expertise from across Nigeria, Agogo, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Usman Jahua, assured that such transformational leadership would be replicated at the centre.
He, therefore, urged the 20 Canvassers each in the 2,664 Akwa Ibom villages to preach the gospel of Tinubu/Shettima’s presidency in the 329 wards spread across the 31 Local Government Areas.
“Asiwaju, is a man we have tested before and we can trust him for a bigger national responsibility because of the years, he had been in the business of building people and infrastructure”, assuring that “the Tinubu/Shettima ticket like the Noah’s Ark, would give a new lease of life to Nigerians and urged the people to board it for peace, unity and progress of the country.
Chairman of the occasion, who doubles as the Federal Commissioner on the Board of the Nigeria Population Commission (NPC), Engr. Benedict Ukpong vowed to deliver the state to all the APC candidates going to the polls next month and urged the people to arm themselves with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) with which to deliver the party at the polls
He said: “Everyone should be in one spirit so as to enthrone the Tinubu/Shettima ticket on February 25, don’t sale your votes.”
The state Director of the project, Dr Imaobong Okon, urged the Canvassers to penetrate every nook and cranny of Akwa Ibom, to draw eligible voters to the party, assuring Tinubu, being the only Presidential candidate staying with his family in Nigeria, remains the only patriotic leader with the love of the country, pointing out that the other candidates – Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, live in the United Kingdom and Dubai, respectively.
She explained that the group was established “as a child of necessity to harvest votes for the Tinubu/Shettima platform for a better Nigeria.”
“You have the mandate to penetrate the villages and communities across the state because we need more energy to overturn the narrative of the ruling PDP that has ruled the state in the past 23 years.” She stressed.
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