The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom Chapter, has inaugurated a council to lead the campaign in the UK, for the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential elections.
Mr Jacob Ogunseye, the chapter’s Publicity Secretary, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He said the 14-man council would be chaired by a veteran legal practitioner, Mr Joseph Adebola while Mr Patrick Oleh would serve as its secretary. He said Mr Ade Omole, leader of APC UK, has urged the council members to take the assignment before them as important and must be accomplished.
Omole said the campaign council would work with other Diaspora support groups and align itself with the party’s directives from Nigeria. He said the terms of reference of the council include overall co-ordination of the APC UK presidential campaign activities.
Additionally, he said that this involved working with the relevant APC UK campaign committees and developing a calendar and itinerary for the entire UK campaign.
He claimed that Adebola, the council’s chairman, had pledged to use his vast knowledge to collaborate with other APC Diaspora chapters members.
This, he claimed, would guarantee Tinubu’s win as well as that of Sen. Kashim Shettima, his running mate, in the 2023 presidential election.
“I am confident of the support of my members, we supported our great party in 2015, and 2019 and several governorship elections in Nigeria which led to sounding electoral victory.
“As previously delivered, we will leave no stone unturned in delivering our principal. APC’s victory in the forthcoming election is sacrosanct.
“We will reach out to all our Diaspora progressives and mobilise Nigerians in the United Kingdom to reach out to their families and peers in Nigeria,” Adebola said.
In light of Tinubu’s prior experience as a two-term former governor of Lagos State, he labelled him as a household name and a marketable personality with a solid track record.
Adebola claimed that the council’s members and Nigerians living abroad in general could not afford to miss this chance to rebuild Nigeria with Tinubu in office.
Jacob Ogunseye would be the council’s publicity secretary, he said, while Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi would serve as the council’s deputy chairman.
There are also Oladapo Habeeb, Mrs. Carolyn Adelakun, Mrs. Ifeoma Onochie-Faruk, Mrs. Joseph Fadele, Mrs. Oluseun Baiyewu, Mrs. Udeme Ukpe, and Hajiya Rakiya Abubakar.