The maritime workers union of Nigeria has thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25th presidential election.
Thus was confirmed by the convener of Asiwaju Maritime Network, Malam Usman Ka’oje in a statement on Saturday.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the group’s walk-in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Apapa, Kaóje said the maritime sector would be harnessed by the APC presidential candidate for the greater good of the people and the country.
‘’Nigeria needs a strategic thinker, goal-oriented leader with pragmatic vision. Nigeria needs someone that has the capacity to transform and convert potentials and opportunities into tangible results. Senator Bola Ahmed is truly a choice of the people. Maritime personnel in Nigeria are working hard to gain support for him all over the country’’.
Present at the road walk were the Director General, Arewa Support Movement, Mohammed Lawal, Mrs T.A Jakande, Barrister Shehu Popoola-Taiwo, Mr. Kolawale Saheed, Mr. Suleiman A. Daura, Mr. Usman Abdullahi, Mal. Abdullahi Jigawa and Olanrewaju Saheed among others.
‘’Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu will build a sound economy, set up an economic program, make the country prosperous, build a good transportation system and use federal money to build roads. We also expect him to put an end to poverty, underdevelopment and bad leadership in the country’’ Kaóje said.
He recalled Tinubu’s role in the development of Nigeria, particularly Lagos State.
‘’Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu built, transformed and stabilized Lagos economy as the third largest economy in Africa. With Tinubu as the nation’s president, Nigeria will reclaim its lost glory as the giant of Africa.
Continuing, he said ‘’Tinubu will be a strong president. He will reform the prison system, address challenges in the manufacturing sector, protect the federal government from dishonesty, bring about greater democracy in Nigeria and improve the lives of persons with handicaps.
Also, the Secretary General of Asiwaju Maritime Network, Shehu Popoola-Taiwo described the APC presidential candidate as a transformer, bridge builder and a trusted leader.
‘’The maritime sector can feed the nation. Ahmed Bola Tinubu is the man who knows the road to a greater Nigeria. What he did as Lagos State governor twenty years back is what stands for him, and that is the reason why Nigerians are behind him. He is a transformer, bridge builder and a trusted leader that will lead Nigeria to a greater height and harness the resources in different parts of the country for the benefit of all.
He commended Nigerians for supporting the APC presidential candidate.
“We are here to show solidarity and support to Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu. He is a game changer, transformer and a man who can do it, and will do it for the maritime sector and other sectors in Nigeria. You can see that the turnout for this road walk is amazing; people are here to support Asiwaju, despite the current hardship and challenges in the country. They know that the hardship will be over when Asiwaju becomes the president of Nigeria”
For Honourable Adeleye Taiwo, the Chairman of APC in Apapa Local Government Area, Tinubu’s presidential ambition is a good omen for Nigeria.
‘’APC in conjunction with the Asiwaju Maritime Network has been mobilising and creating awareness for people in the country to know the need for Asiwaju to be the country’s president. People are coming out to support the move with passion despite the current situation, because of the experience we have with him as a governor of Lagos State twenty years ago. We know how he managed the state without the state allocation from the federal government, so he knows how to face challenges and resolve issues, and that is why we are out to support him ” he said.
Honourable Tunde Balogun, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Apapa Federal Constituency, scolded those working against the ruling party in the country.
‘’We are working with the maritime workers to support the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and all other APC candidates contesting in the 2023 elections. We want to give out a signal that despite the work of some bad eggs to create confusion within APC and Nigerians by introducing some harsh policies at this time, we want to assure them we will remain calm and go out on election day and vote for Asiwaju. He will become the president of Nigeria by the grace of God “. He said.
Rallies, parades and slogans were used by the workers in the last six months to gain support for the APC Presidential Candidate.
The 2023 presidential election is a four-way race between Bola Tinubu, Abubakar Atiku, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The road walk, led by the Asiwaju Maritime Network in conjunction with the All Progressives Congress in Apapa, took off from Apapa Port to Apapa local government secretariat.
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