By: Abubakar S. H
Dr. Tim Nda Diche and teeming supporters have commenced grassroots mobilisation in Kogi State for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In a statement issued after the grassroots campaign commencement in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, Dr. Diche disclosed that they were against the idea of having another northerner to replace the President, Muhammadu Buhari, after eight years.He vowed to do everything to ensure the next president emerged from the South.
Diche who was a former Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Gubernatorial Aspirant of All Progressive Congress,APC, in Kogi State said he has embarked on vigorous campaign toward the actualization of victory for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
He stated that his group had earlier endorsed Tinubu in December, 2022.
He said it was important to sensitise the people on the achievements of the party both at the state and national level, adding that having all APC candidates from the presidency to the National Assembly was important to the development of the country.
Dr. Diche who was a former chairman of Bassa Local Government Area, said Tinubu victory would improve the economy and guaranteed local government autonomy.
“We are clamouring and working for Tinubu’s Presidency because of his track record as a former governor of Lagos, the impacts can’t be denied or ignored, because the template is still very much in use and the successes of Lagos is open for all to see.
We are ready and prepared to deliver and support APC for us to continue to enjoy more dividends of democracy in Kogi state and Nigeria at large.
He therefore called on members of the party in kogi state to ensure Asiwaju Tinubu emerge as the next president.
According to him, ” We are embarking on ” operation street to street campaign” tour in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
The group’s primary reason for throwing their weight behind a southern presidential candidate was to promote national unity, equity, fairness and justice.
The statement read, “Our position is that the next president of this country should come from the South is driven by same vision and principles. We believe strongly that such will strengthen the unity and peace of the nation,
” It will give a better sense of belonging to the people of southern Nigeria and foster a more viable peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
“Tinubu is the easiest means to elect a President from southern extraction in 2023. He has nationwide acceptance and has the requisite political experience to navigate Nigeria to greatness as president of Nigeria.”