BAT ambassadors mobilise grassroots support for Tinubu/Shettima candidacy
As part of efforts aimed at actualising the lifelong ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Ahmed to become president, the Interim National Coordinator of Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Ambassadors, Chief Jamiu Ekungba, yesterday, said that his group was presently mobilising support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in 12 states.
Ekungba disclosed that the group has about 500, 000 representatives in 12 states, with the working executives being 1,407 men and women.
In explaining the modus operandi adopted by the group, he said two major strategies have been adopted: “The mass movement strategy that will involve room-to-room campaign through reaching out to every Yoruba man and woman, boy or girl on a one-on-one basis.
“We also plan to use social/conventional media to engage the people. This is to meet the challenges of youth who are glued to their handsets and computer sets 24/7. We have developed a very robust and comprehensively dynamic media architecture to bombard the social and conventional news media.”
Ekungba added that the group is rooting for Tinubu’s presidency because they see in Tinubu, practical and demonstrable evidence of performance, which if allowed to be replicated at the national level, will in the shortest possible time produce the Nigeria many have dreamt of.
“We need a man with the courage to pilot the drifting ship of Nigeria, and in the current dispensation, we see in Tinubu the demonstrable evidence of that type of courage. We mean the courage to take hard decisions where it will hurt for the benefit of the nation.
“We need a man with an unequal passion for the federal system of government. It is only when Nigeria returns to federalism that our peaceful co-existence that can produce geometrically exponential social-economic development. We see in Tinubu the un-repentant commitment to the ideas of true federalism.
“These amongst others are the qualities that are propelling members of this group to think that as much as we pray for Nigeria, we must stand up and work… More than 90 per cent of the members of this group are people that will otherwise not be ready to touch politics and politicking in Nigeria with very long spoons, but the reality on the ground has forced them out of their shelves. Work has started and by the grace of the Almighty God, victory shall be achieved.”