November 30, 2022



2023 Presidency: Tinubu, Atiku roll out marketing campaign groups

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday named Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong because the Director-Common of its presidential marketing campaign for the 2023 elections.

APC Nationwide Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu mentioned this whereas briefing State Home correspondents after a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

The APC chairman was accompanied to the State Home by the presidential candidate of the social gathering, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his operating mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

He mentioned Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo (SAN), was  appointed the interim spokesperson for the APC presidential marketing campaign council. 

Answering a query on how the social gathering arrived on the selection of Governor Lalong because the Director-Common of the social gathering, the APC chairman mentioned it was based mostly on his capacity to ship.

He mentioned the social gathering’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 elections is a optimistic improvement for the nation’s politics.

“Sure, now we have been listening to issues being expressed. Within the APC, we consider very strongly that it doesn’t matter what description, it doesn’t matter what religion you’ll affiliate with any certainly one of our candidates, we’re before everything Nigerians.
“There isn’t any doubt in the truth that now we have folks whose inventory commerce is on a few of these non secular points. Similar to you have got folks expressing fears or issues a couple of Muslim-Muslim ticket, there are Christians that welcome it as a optimistic improvement in Nigerian politics. They’re Nigerians,” he mentioned.
The APC chairman mentioned the social gathering recognised the issues and would put them to relaxation earlier than the election which is seven months away.  
Adamu mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily delicate to a few of these sensitivities of fellow Nigerians or fellow members of our social gathering. However the truth of the matter is, one subject doesn’t decide a candidate or decide victory.
“The social gathering has taken a really cautious deep have a look at the Nigerian state of affairs and the political house. And we consider very strongly that however the expression that we’re listening to, we will likely be engaged on amicable options to the sentiment and we’re very certain by the grace of God we’ll put them to relaxation earlier than the elections.”
Additionally talking, the vice presidential candidate, Senator Shettima, mentioned the same-faith arguments have been the machinations of a petrified opposition.
Citing the Ribadu-Bafarawa presidential ticket of the Motion Congress of Nigeria (ACN) within the 2011 common elections, Shettima urged Nigerians to deal with points and never the religion of the candidates.
“In 2011, the presidential candidate and the vice-presidential candidate of the ACN. Each of them have been Muslims. No person raised an eyebrow. Now, the opposition has seen a profitable mixture and they’re petrified, deep right down to the marrow of their bones.
“We is not going to commerce in insults, lies and mischiefs. We’ve got established a monitor report of excellence. Let our opponents present what they’ve achieved of their respective states. Women and gents, let’s focus on points.
“Methods to propel this nation to greatness is far more vital than taking part in on the emotions of Nigerians. Poverty is aware of no faith or ethnicity, insecurity is aware of no faith or ethnicity,” he mentioned.

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…TSO’s coordinator too

In a associated improvement, the Tinubu Assist Organisation (TSO) has unveiled Hajiya Mariam Buhari as new nationwide coordinator.

The group additionally introduced Mrs. Ayodele Fatunsin as the brand new deputy nationwide coordinator.Asserting the brand new appointments Thursday in Abuja, TSO’s nationwide secretary, Otunba Gboyega Bada mentioned: “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the political spirit, the shifting pressure that each political social gathering reckons with it. He’s the best product for us to market. As of at this time within the present-day Nigerian democracy, the primary particular person you discuss is Asiwaju. He’s a political strategist; he’s a builder of males, a monetary guru.”

Eulogising the management acumen of the APC flag bearer, Bada mentioned:”There isn’t any different particular person than the Jagaban of Africa who has touched the lives of many, not solely in Lagos however throughout and past the nation and that’s the reason APC determined to designate him because the Nationwide Chief. Should you point out the relevance of anyone in politics, it’s to the folks. 

“You probably have any points in Borno, Asiwaju will ask you to go and meet so so folks, the identical factor within the east, the identical factor within the west. So, he has that capability and a powerful political pressure; political spirit in politics.”

The TSO chief additional mentioned forward of subsequent yr’s election, the group had carried out a restructuring that may improve the efficiency and supply of the presidential aspiration of  Tinubu as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

Asserting the brand new leaders of the group, Bada mentioned: “Right this moment, we determined to have a form of restructuring to reinforce our efficiency. We should improve our communication inside and out of doors the organisation, and our collaboration with different teams propagating the emergence of our principal as the following President of Nigeria. 

“On this regard, we now agree {that a} small restructure and the appointment of a Nationwide Coordinator and a Deputy Nationwide Coordinator is the one factor that has modified. 

“There’s a unanimous determination that Hajiya Mariam Buhari, spouse of the Deputy Governor of Katsina State be appointed because the Nationwide Coordinator. We’d like somebody who has that capability, who can transfer, who has unhindered entry not solely to our principals however to all areas, leaders in APC and different teams as a result of within the Tinubu Assist Organisation, we’re searching for voters; voters the place we are able to discover and that’s the reason for appointing her because the Nationwide Coordinator. 

“We went additional to agree that one other girl is appointed too, from the south as Deputy Nationwide Coordinator. Let me additionally say that due to the exigency of the state of affairs now now we have to maneuver TSO for higher efficiency. The identify of the Deputy nationwide coordinator Mrs Ayodele Fatunsin.”

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Accepting her appointment, Hajiya Buhari mentioned: “I’ve been the northwest Coordinator of President Muhamadu Buhari in 2015 the place I performed an important function. I labored and I’ve the advice, I’ve credibility and I’ve the consequence for then. So, this time round too, I’m certain, I’m succesful to deliver out huge outcomes and big votes for Bola Ahmed Tinubu In sha Allah.”

On her plan to ship North-west, Buhari mentioned: “Earlier than the appointment at this time, I’ve already put collectively my construction for the marketing campaign. I guarantee you and I’ve 100 per cent assurance for all Nigerians that North-west zone, we’re going to ship Asiwaju by the grace of God. My construction is already on the bottom, I’ve gone far. I’ve reached all the North-west zone. I compiled my construction each with the problem of insecurity however In sha Allah we’re going to succeed by the grace of Almighty Allah.”
  Atiku’s staffAdditionally, the PDP presidential candidate,  former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has appointed Senator Dino Melaye and Dr. Daniel Bwala as his marketing campaign spokespersons. Bwala, a former APC chieftain joined the PDP final week.

A press release Thursday by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, mentioned  the 2 appointments took quick impact. 

The assertion partly learn: “Malaye is a politician and a member of the eighth Senate, who represented Kogi West Senatorial district. He hails from Ayetoro Gbede in Ijumu Native Authorities Space of Kogi State.

“Bwala, then again, is a authorized practitioner, politician and public affairs analyst. He hails from Borno State.” 

 Osun, Oyo prelude to PDP victory – Ayu In the meantime, PDP Nationwide Chairman Senator Iyorchia Ayu  has mentioned with the social gathering’s management of  Osun and  Oyo states, the probabilities of its presidential candidate in  the 2023 election has change into brighter.Ayu acknowledged this Thursday on the assembly of the social gathering’s nationwide working committee (NWC) with former nationwide publicity secretaries, zonal, state publicity secretaries and different stakeholders in Abuja.

He harassed the necessity for the social gathering to keep up relationship shaped on realities with the Nigerian folks, including that “the Nigerian folks so long as we proceed to do the correct issues, they’ll consider us and they’re going to undoubtedly give us their mandate.

 “We attempt to persuade Nigeria folks of the disgusting realities that they discover themselves in, due to the APC and all of the lies they informed towards the PDP.”

 “I believe that message is getting by way of by the sequence of elections we’ve gone by way of. The elections in Abuja within the six space councils, folks voted massively for the PDP. 

“The elections in Ekiti and Osun, once more, it was clear that the popular social gathering that the Nigerian folks wish to take over energy subsequent yr remains to be the PDP. This isn’t based mostly on lies, it’s based mostly on realities. “It’s based mostly on the truth of those two states elections Ekiti and Osun, by no means thoughts we had a hiccup in Ekiti for causes which many Nigerians and social gathering members know, we nonetheless keyed in on a vital state of Osun.

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“This implies we now management the heartland of the Southwest. We management each Osun and Oyo, and in the event you management the heartland of the Southwest, you might be more likely to win in the remainder of the Southwest in Ondo, in Ogun and naturally the large prize in Lagos,” he mentioned.

 He urged the social gathering publicity secretaries in any respect ranges to convey to Nigerians the failure of the APC-led administrations.

“We’re undoubtedly going to win the following election, we’ll improve the variety of governors, we’ll management the Nationwide Meeting, Home of Representatives, most state homes of meeting and naturally the large worth buddies, we will return to the Villa,” he added.

APC gained energy through lies – Ologunagba

Earlier in his remarks, PDP Nationwide Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba had mentioned the APC got here to energy by way of propaganda and lies.

Ologunagba who harassed the necessity for unity to defeat the lies of APC, mentioned:  “We consider that collectively we are able to pilot the affairs of this social gathering, and naturally our nation by making certain that now we have this dialog.”

He additional mentioned: “We got here out with the mandate that we are going to as a celebration confront and interact in dialog conflict with the liars, the liars  of the APC.  “From that second, we directed our communication in making certain that the communication that now we have is to show the lies of the APC with which they hoodwinked Nigeria in 2014.”
Ex-Bauchi dep gov Katagum, others be part of PDP 
In a associated improvement, a former deputy governor within the quick previous APC authorities in Bauchi state, Audu Sule Katagum, alongside commissioners and different aides Thursday visited Governor Bala Mohammed to announce their official defection from APC to PDP. 

Governor Bala, who acquired the defectors expressed gratitude to them for locating it worthy to dump their former social gathering and becoming a member of the ruling PDP within the state.

Reacting to the event, the PDP chairman within the state, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, welcomed the defectors to PDP, expressing the arrogance that their coming would add worth to the profitable victory of the social gathering within the subsequent yr’s common elections within the state. 

“We’re grateful to Almighty Allah for this present day which is historic to us, and it means lots to us as PDP social gathering in Bauchi state,” Akuyam mentioned.