A mammoth crowd from several south west states Thursday converged in Lagos to lend their support to the declaration by the Alliance For Yoruba Democratic Movement, AYDM, for adoption of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Alliance, APC in the 2023 presidential election.
The group said after strings of consultations with organised groups, socio-cultural and community based groups spread cross the region, they decided to make bold what they called ‘Lagos 2023 Declaration’ to back the candidature of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Chief Segun Ajibulu, who was guest speaker at the well attended declaration stated that the most popular political party in the south west which the people have chosen by themselves within the context of the limited options is the APC.
Ajibulu, stated that no doubt the APC has been in power in Lagos since 1999, and has done exceedingly well and has been a reference point in the progressive transformation of the political and economic landscape of the country.
He said the same success story has been recorded in other southern states of the country where the party is in control.
“It is on this basis that we , representatives of the 121 Pan Yoruba , Civil Society Community Based Groups in the South West hereby adopt Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election.” the group said.
They promised to adopt People oriented and issue based campaign. “We promise to campaign vigorously with all our Strength with all our sweat. We have no illusion that the victory will lead to automatic transformation of Nigeria higher up from her present state of affairs to the benefit of all irrespective of colour, creed faith and religion ”
The group same day announced appointment of 150,000 campaign volunteers whose mandate is to canvass for votes and ensure 90 per cent turn out of voters in the region to protect the mandate and ensure the votes are not stolen and also ensure they defend the votes .
“We are setting up offices in each of the local councils across the region to ensure success of the group” he said.