From Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
The 2023 presidential aspiration of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu got a boost as a political pressure group, ‘Ahmed Bola Tinubu for President 2023’ has declared its support for the aspiration.
Bauchi State chapter of the group in a press release issued to Journalists in Bauchi weekend stated that among all those who have publicly or silently declared their interest in the number one political office in the country, Ahmed Bola Tinubu stand out.
The release which was jointly signed by the North-East Zonal Coordinator, Engineer Ahmed Yusuf and Bauchi state Coordinator of the group, Danjuma Husseini Suleiman contained that, “among all those who have either publicity or silently indicated interest in the 2033 presidency, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu (Jagaban) is the most qualified to contest for the office of the president and eventually become the next president of Nigeria considering his political pedigree which cannot be equalled by any politician in the country”.
The release further contained that, “as a 2 tenured Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu excelled in the area of transformation of every facet of Human and infrastructural development. He succeeded even in the face of stiff opposition from the then Federal
Government led by the PDP under the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo who denied Lagos state its shares from the statutory monthly allocation for about. 3 years. The Bola Tinubu led Tinubu Government was not deterred but went about the act of governance through internally generated revenue (IGR) “.
The added that Ahmed Bola Tinubu developed every aspect of the state to an enviable position in the country and all others who come after him have been able to build on what foundation he laid
The group described Bola Tinubu as a detribalized Nigerian who appointed people who are not from Lagos state as government officials including Commissioners, Special Advisers etc. during his tenure saying, “he is acceptable everywhere across the country and with such attributes, he will be a good President of Nigeria” .
It then declared that, “consequent upon this and many other strides we will be rolling out subsequently, that we, Disciples of Jagaba (Bola Ahmed Tinubu for president 2023 Bauchi state chapter under the leadership of Hon Danjuma Husaini Sulaiman declare our support for the Tinubu 2023 presidential project. We are in support of North East Zonal Coordinator, Engir Ahmed Yusuf to ensure that the project realized its objectives”.
The Bauchi State Chapter has Coordinators in all the 20 local government areas who are working actively to mobilize support for the project in bauchi state.