Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed confidence of winning the 2023 presidency.
Tinubu is one of the few presidential aspirants, who have publicly declared their interests.
After Tinubu openly declared his presidential bid at Aso Rock, more aspirants have done so, both within the ruling APC and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
When he visited Senator Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo, at his Ibadan residence during the weekend, Tinubu said with the masses, he could win.
He added that he was aware of the challenges ahead, but expressed optimism that he would emerge victorious.
“Life is a challenge and you must be ready to confront challenges and overcome. I have the confidence that I will overcome any form of challenge. I am sure I would face challenges and I have the confidence that I will overcome them.”
“The reactions of critical stakeholders to my presidential ambition have been very positive, encouraging and overwhelming and these have spurred me on with the strong conviction that we would succeed and emerge victorious after the election.
“Life itself is a challenge and I have the confidence and capacity to wade through challenges and overcome. We are forging ahead and with the strong support of the masses of Nigeria, we are going to achieve resounding victory.”
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The APC National Leader also visited Zamfara, where he donated N50 million to victims of banditry.
At least, 58 people were reported killed last week when bandits raided some villages in Bukkuyum and Anka Local Government Areas of the state.
He commiserated with the people and expressed optimism that insecurity will soon be a thing of the past.
After Zamfara is Katsina
Tinubu also visited Katsina where he condoled with the government and people of the State over the death of Dr Rabe Nasir, Masari’s commissioner, who was killed last year.
He said though the state was one of those affected by insecurity, it should be understood that what happened to one state happened to all of the country.
“Let us be vigilant, let us help our country, let us preach peace and offer advice to those who are determined to bring terrorism, kidnappings and evil doings to our midst to stop. We urge the government of Muhammadu Buhari to use all means necessary to eliminate these people.
“We have a saying in my native language of Yoruba says It is not easy to get to the seed of a palm kernel, but we are going support to the President to get to the cracker to get seed of evil out of the entire country of Nigeria,” he said.
He saluted the courage of governor Masari and acknowledged the efforts of the Katsina business mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, and the Secretary to Government of Katsina state, Dr Mustapha Inuwa, in the fight against banditry, saying Nigeria will win the war.
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Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, including candidates for the 2023 elections have called on the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and governors of the South-West to stop hobnobbing with Governor Nyesom Wike.
The stakeholders comprising national assembly and state house of assembly candidates and other party faithful said it was discouraging for members of the party in Rivers State to see leaders of the party that they look up to romancing with a known political opponent like Governor Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party.
They frown that these leaders go as far as visiting the state to inaugurate projects on the invitation of the governor, this, they stressed help to campaign for the ruling party in the state by heaping praises on him (Wike) ahead of a general election.
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ABUJA – A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) court has upheld the election of Hon. Christopher Maikalangu as chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
In a unanimous judgment, the three-man tribunal, including Hon. Justice S. B Belgore (chairman), Hon. Justice Yusuf Halilu (member 1), and Hon. Justice Jude O. Onwuegbuzie (member 2) dismissed the August 5 judgment of the FCT Area Council Election Tribunal, which declared Hon. Murtala Usman Karshi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election of February 12.
The justices said that the judgment of the lower tribunal was not only evil, but negates all the achievements recorded in Nigeria’s democracy.
While reading out the lead judgment in suit FCT/ ACEAT/AP/01/22, which had Maikalangu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as appellant and Murtala Karshi and three others as respondent, Hon. Justice Yusuf Halilu said the lower tribunal erred by ignoring contradictory evidences before it.
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The panel said the lower court did a hatchet job by declaring Karshi winner of the election.
“It is not in doubt the APC as a party was faced with legal battles after the party primaries to nominate a flag bearer for the AMAC election held on 12th February 2022. It is equally not in doubt that the 1st respondent, Murtala Usman Karshi, was involved in the said altercation, which eventually landed parties before the apex court of this land i.e Supreme Court of Nigeria, which eventually declared the 1st respondent as winner of the APC primary for AMAC election.
“We have seen the evidences supplied by both the appellant and the respondents to the lower tribunal. The witnesses listed by the APC as supervisors in the disputed polling units admitted that they were not polling unit agents. It has become critical for us to ask questions at this point on what the process of collating results connote.
“Can collation be done without polling units results? It is indeed a process of an election that votes are cast at polling units, results collated by electoral officers and results announced to the hearing of all. If that is the case, who then is the proper person to be called in the event that there is a complaint anchored on wrongful collation of results? Is it the ward supervisor or a polling unit agent? The answer is a polling unit agent.
Chieftain rallies support for APC presidential candidate
All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Rear Admiral Ilesanmi Alade (rtd) has started rallying support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Specifically, Alade inaugurated the Democratic Network for Asiwaju/ Shettima (DNA) at Sita Hall in Akure, Ondo State.
The former Commandant of National Defence College (NDC) in Abuja said the group was formed in 2018 to mobilise for the re-election of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in 2020 and it delivered on the mandate.
He said the group had been restructured to drive more mobilisation for Tinubu’s candidacy, assuring that DNA was well rooted in the 18 local governments of Ondo State.
“The campaign group was approved on September 20 by the national body of our party headed by Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu to serve as a support group and to ensure that our activities are in synergy with the party’s guidelines and constitution,” he said.
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Alade said the group would canvass and convince the electorate on why they should vote for the presidential candidate of APC.
“At this point, let me congratulate all executive members being inaugurated today.
“Your antecedents led to your nomination and I believe that with you, the Democratic Networks for Asiwaju/Shettima DNA will get to the promise land…
“Let me make it clear that DNA will not operate in isolation of the APC constituted guidelines and command structure,” he said.
National Coordinator of Next-Level Consolidation Forum, Oladesu Oladipo, has said the forum is committed in the campaign to elect the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
He spoke when he visited the Presidential Campaign Council with Southwest leaders of Next-Level Consolidation Forum (NLCF) in Abuja.
According to him, NLCF is involved and committed to ensuring Tinubu’s presidency succeeds, adding that Tinubu/Shetima government will bring about Next-Level prosperity for Nigerians, regardless of creed, tribe or tongue.
Highlighting the impact of Tinubu’s leadership, he said: “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is being eulogised today as the architect of good governance in Lagos State. The great man among great men, the leader who laid the foundation plan that his successors are following today and the governor who raised the monthly Internal Generated Revenue of Lagos State from N600 million to N30 billion monthly.
‘’It is our prayer that Asiwaju Tinubu will win the election and become the president of Nigeria.”
He assured of NLCF’s determination to mobilise Nigerians for the victory of Tinubu.
“We are going to mobilise, mobilise and mobilise from door to door, canvassing for Asiwaju Tinubu/Kassim Shettima as president and vice president,” he said.
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