……Set up ‘BAT Movement’
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Somolu and Bariga Local government areas of Lagos, have begun to mobilise the people for the actualisation of the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the party and former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Leaders under the umbrella of ‘Bola Ahmed Tinubu Movement’ ( BAT Movement) on Friday met with members of the group and party faithfuls in Somolu local government secretariat under strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.
They said that it was time to pay Tinubu back for his kindness and support for his disciples, acknowledging that without him many of them would not have gone far in politics.
Some of the leaders are; the lawmaker representing Somolu 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, the Executive Chairman of Somolu Lga, Hon. Abdulhammed Salau Dullar, the Executive Chairman of Bariga LCDA, Hon. David Alabi, a member of Lagos State Local Government Service Commission, Engr. Abimbola Orekoya, SLG of Bariga LCDA, Hon. Mrs Bukola Adedeji, APC Apex Leader in Somolu/Bariga, Apostle Peter Oyewusi, APC Chairman in Somolu, Deacon Femi Taiwo, APC Chairman in Bariga, Mr Majolape, and former Sole Administrator (Somolu), Hon. Gbolahon Bagosto.
They explained that their support for Tinubu was not on the basis of sentiment but on the fact that he is the most capable to govern Nigeria in 2023.
In his comment, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, said ” Tinubu is eminently qualified to become the next president of Nigeria. He is sagacious and has the intellectual prowess to govern a complex country like Nigeria.
” He has the intellectual capability to turn around the economy of this country and as well manage the resources of the country adequately to achieve economic growth and development.
” Tinubu has built bridges and well exposed. He has spread across the six geopolitical zones because he has positively touched lives across board. He is an experienced politician and technocrat. No politician in this country beats his credentials “.
While addressing the members, the APC Apex Leader in Somolu/Bariga, Apostle Peter Oyewusi, described Tinubu as a ‘sellable brand’ whose political credentials are unbeatable in Nigeria.
Oyewusi stated that the movement was created to mobilise for Tinubu ahead of 2023 presidential election, stating that ” The BAT Movement is established in Somolu/Bariga to preach Asiwaju’s gospel to the people because he is the next president Nigerians can think of”.
The Apex Leader said that the ‘ BAT Movement’ was the authentic mobilising Movement in Somolu/Bariga, saying that any group different from the Movement was a counterfeit.
” It has been long we want to start this Movement for our Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his presidential ambition. Tinubu is a sellable brand and we are out to let the world know that he is the most capable man to govern Nigeria in 2023.
” We will officially launch BAT Movement soon in Somolu/Bariga and it will be launched across the 16 wards existing in the two local governments.
” Let me to tell you, any group or Movement you don’t find me, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, Hon. Abdulhammed Salau Dullar, Hon. David Alabi, Engr. Abimbola Orekoya and everyone seated here, it is totally a fake BAT Movement”, said the APC Apex Leader.
In his comment, the Coordinator of BAT Movement in Somolu, Mr Michael Stevens, said ” Today is to celebrate our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. His antecedents speak loud for him. We, APC members in Somolu are solidly behind him and his presidential ambition. We are going out there to campaign to the people on why Tinubu is the best to succeed Buhari in 2023.
” His performance in Lagos when he was governor is practically obvious in all 57 local governments and LCDAs. If he can govern the state successful, it means he can govern Nigeria successfully “.
Also, the Coordinator of BAT Movement in Bariga LCDA, Mr Taiwo Sodara, said ” Tinubu has touched so many lives positively and this is the right time to pay him back. This is the right time to work as a team to actualise Tinubu’s presidential aspiration. We will conscientise, sensititise, educate and mobilise the populace on this agenda”.