A group, which was launched at the weekend, Asiwaju Volunteers Solution 2023, has called on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to contest for the presidential election in 2023.
The group is also mobilising Nigerians to support its initiative to lure the former governor of Lagos State to contest in the election.
The group Director-General, Hon. Abiodun Ogidan, at a press conference to launch its initiative in Lagos, said although Tinubu had not declared his intention to contest the election, the group was working ahead of time to mobilise Nigerians for the national leader of APC to actualise his ambition of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, “We are a group supporting Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s 2023 ambition. We are coordinating all other groups in this cause. Everybody is a volunteer. We are on ground in all the states of the federation. So we are encouraging other groups to register with us because our plan is to have a database so that we won’t have groups scattered around working for the same purpose.”
The director-general disclosed that the Asiwaju Volunteers group has the backing of notable politicians and respected leaders across the six geopolitical zones of the country, adding that all hands must be on deck to ensure that Tinubu listens to his followers and comes out to declares his intention to contest.
Ogidan said 430 various groups have registered under the Asiwaju Volunteers, “as they are looking forward to having a database of all groups working for Tinubu’s 2023 ambition.”
Also, the Secretary General of South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), Hon. Dotun Oladele, who was a special guest at the event, commended the vision behind the Asiwaju Volunteers, adding that members should go into every nook and cranny of the country and sensitise Nigerians on the reasons Tinubu should become the next president of the country.
In her remark, the Chairperson of Unique Ladies for Jagaban, a Nollywood actress, Ms. Bukky Ogunnote, described the launching of the group as the right way to kick start the long work to pressurize Tinubu to contest for the position of the president. She expressed her group’s readiness to join forces with others, “because Asiwaju has touched many lives in this country.”