All Progressives Congress (APC) support group, under the aegis of Team Asiwaju Youth Empowerment Initiative (AYEI), has been launched with a pledge to ensure victory for the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential race.
Performing the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, over the weekend, the Legal Director of AYEI, Steve Abraham, while administering the oath of office on the 15-member national officials of AYEI and the 36 states coordinators including FCT, Abraham charged them to adhere strictly to their oath of office.
On his part, Special Adviser to the Governor of Kogi State on Public Relations, Ahmed Umar Bolori, promised to work with the group to ensure the victory of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket.
Bolori said: “I’m here in my capacity not just as a special adviser to the Kogi State governor, I would like to make an open commitment. I have seen men and women of substance and I know where Team Asiwaju is heading. This program is going to, by the grace of God, receive the best support possible.
We’ll work together, side by side, to ensure that we deliver victory for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. From May 29, 2023 it is not going to be business as usual. With President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerians are going experience what is called Social Contract. So delivery of dividends of democracy is assured with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Let’s ensure that 90 per cent of the registered voters vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
AYEI, Hon. Muhammed Faruq Alebiosu, said: “We are not here only to campaign for Asiwaju 2023 for mere campaign sake. Our support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is based on our conviction that he is the man for the job. We believe in him. He is the only candidate in the presidential race today who can give us what we are looking for in this country. We have seen a lot of things that Asiwaju accomplished as governor of Lagos State and the new generation of leaders he had mentored in the South West and beyond. So he needs our support to be elected as president to serve this country better.”
National Coordinator, Sports and Youth, AYEI, Comrade Balogun Adeleke Muhammed, said: “Tinubu Youth Empowerment Initiative was formed in November, 2019. It started as a small group of people that came together to campaign for the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidential election in 2003. The youth empowerment was added to it later to become this full-grown organisation whose membership is open to all irrespective of religious, economic, gender or racial background. Our objective is to help develop talents to be self-reliant and to campaign for full implementation of youth and adult rights. I implore us all to be a good member of the initiative.
According to the National Women Leader and former Supervisory Councilor for Education, Bwari Area Council, Hon. Elizabeth Oyedele, while calling on Nigerian youths and women to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the development of the country, She said: “This gathering is important because it a step towards electing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of Nigeria come 2023 by the special grace of God. So this afternoon we deliberated on the way forward.
“Let me advise Nigerians especially the youth, that this is their time and they should not miss this opportunity and waste their votes because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the man that can take this country to the promised land and who we have been praying for.
“I also want to talk to women. My beautiful women out there this our time to shine because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the only candidate who knows our pains and wants to help us, especially the market women because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s mother was a market woman. He can help us in our businesses through microfinance and engage youth and women to establish their businesses for self-reliance,” Oyedele added.
The highlights of the event was presentation of certificate of return to national and state officials of AYEI, as the event was attended by Tinubu’s supporters nationwide.