Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has challenged Nigerians in Diaspora to go home and vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 Presidential election.
The governor gave the challenge weekend in Newark, United States, at The Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Summit Awards and Dinner organised by the Nigeria Diaspora for Asiwaju ( North America).
This was contained in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaiye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, and made available to newsmen in Ilorin.
” You must organise, you must sensitise , you must mobilise and you must vote, ” the statement quoted the governor as saying at the forum.
The Governor, an avowed Tinubu campaigner, who described Tinubu as the Godfather of OtoGe Movement in Kwara State, spoke on the topic: A NEW NIGERIA IS POSSIBKE WITH ASIWAJU/SHETTIMA..
He was represented by a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Oloriewe Raheem Adedoyin, who delivered the Governor’s paper.
AbdulRazaq noted that the summit demonstrated that Nigerians in Diaspora rooting for Asiwaju were already organising and sensitising themselves to the imperatives of a Tinubu presidency.
” But you need to go farther than just organising and sensitising yourselves; you need to sensitise and mobilise Nigerians at home who value your contributions to their economic wellbeing.
” It is heart-warming that a sizeable number of Nigerians in Diaspora registered at home to vote. You must go home and vote.
” Your vote is more that the individual ballot you cast. Your vote has a spiral effect on our people who value you and see you as role models ” the governor was quoted as saying.
AbdulRazaq eulogised Asiwaju Tinubu for his contributions to the growth of democracy and national development in Nigeria.
” You have a good product to market. In leadership and governance, Asiwaju has been extraordinarily exemplary. He is an uncommon Leader of Leaders and an accomplished public officer. ”
Recounting Tinubu’s remarkable exploits in Lagos as governor, AbdulRazaq said Nigeria stands to gain immensely from a Tinubu presidency.
” Given the challenges Nigeria faces and will face, Asiwaju is the best man for the job in 2023 ; he is best-suited to continue the good work of President Muhammadu Buhari,” the governor said.