2019 polls: Buhari, Osinbajo move to consolidate in South-West

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…Akpabio, Boroffice, others to ‘storm’ Ibadan Friday

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Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have launched a final push in the South-West beginning from Friday in their ongoing grassroots campaign to consolidate the ‘grip’ of the duo on the zone in the February 16 presidential election.

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Under the latest strategy, all pro-Buhari organisations are to be consolidated under the Presidential Support Committee (PSC), as the Presidency has appointed Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice as the main coordinator with a mandate to harness all legitimate resources in the remaining four weeks before the poll to further brighten the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and his deputy.  

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The decision was reportedly reached at a crucial meeting held in Abuja by the leadership of the PSC after appraising activities of the various campaign groups, with the stakeholders agreeing to raise the bar ahead of the elections.

A former governor of Akwa Ibom State and serving senator, Godswill Akpabio, is the national chairman of the PSC, while the national coordinator (South) is Senator Babalola Akin Odunsi, and their first assignment is the inauguration of the executives of the South-West zone, as well as the coordinators for Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo on Friday at the Premier Hotel Ibadan, Oyo State, with Governor Abiola Ajimobi as host.

In a bid to further fortify the team, all APC candidates for National Assembly and governorship standard-bearer in Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states, as well as other influential faithful from the South-West form the nucleus of the final phase of the campaign, and are to collaborate with other supporters and loyalists of Buhari and Osinbajo to seriously engage in a blitz of campaign strategies that include door-to-door campaign, one-on-one discussion and group discussions.

According to the deputy national chairman (South), Senator Odunsi, the Presidency appointed Senator  Boroffice to oversee and coordinate the activities of all the Buhari support groups and organisations in the South-West for actualisation of the 4+4 Agenda of President Buhari in order to consolidate the gains of the APC-led federal administration since May 29, 2015.

 While confirming the new development, PSC zonal secretary, Dele Olanubi, who is an engineer, also explained that major stakeholders such as the Senior Special Assistant to The President on Political Matters Honourable Gideon Sammani and other presidential aides serving in advisory committee to the PSC would be part of the inauguration with the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the host.

Olanubi expatiated that the PSC was mandated to coordinate the activities of all Buhari Support groups to guarantee a resounding for Buhari and Osinbajo at the poll, urging “Nigerian not to allow those who only think and plan in Dubia and want to sell NNPC to their foreign friends to take Nigeria back to the Egypt.”

While Senator Boroffice has promised to use his experience as a legislator and grassroots politician to mobilise maximum votes in the history of South-West for Buhari, others assured of working assiduously to galvanise the critical mass in the South-West for the APC ticket, just as the publicity secretary of PSC in the South-West, Honourable Doyin Johnson, (coordinator of Asiwaju Frontlines), affirmed that Buhari had “further convinced Nigerians that he is an upright man known to be a truthful, visionary and courageous leader.”

He said the main opposition PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar  had no business being in the race until he” is able to tell Nigerians  10 cardinal points or programmes he gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo as vice that his boss refused to execute, adding that Nigerians  have since become wiser,” even as he advised the youth to use their voting strength to vote massively for President Buhari and other APC candidates because of visible landmark achievements of the APC administration.’

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