The “Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju”, a brainchild of Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative (OPI) has drummed support for the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
OPI is led by Ambassador Mrs. Ginika Tor, a federal commissioner with the Federal Character Commission (FCC) hosted a town hall meeting in Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State.
At the official unveiling of the group, the convener, Tor said the Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju was borne out of her passion to bring South Easterners on board the Asiwaju presidential project and galvanise their interest in massively voting for Asiwaju/Shettima ticket.
She said it is also aimed at ensuring that the Ibos do not make the past mistakes of not voting for Asiwaju despite his laudable achievements which has positioned him as a true patriot and nationalist whose capacity and competence is not in doubt.
Tor emphasised that Asiwaju laid the foundation for a modern Lagos State between 1999-2007 and leap frogged the IGR from a paltry N600m per month to over N10 billion monthly and it is upon that foundation that successive administrations of Lagos state have leveraged to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to Lagosians.
She further enjoined the good people of the South East to critically consider the personal qualities and experience profiles of Asiwaju and his running mate Senator Shettima.
“These two distinguished Nigerians complement each other and both have demonstrated selfless leadership and are detribalised”.
“In the same vein Hon. Jude Emeka Idimogu (Member Lagos State House of Assembly), who doubles as the Coordinator, Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju in his address revealed that Asiwaju has a very large heart and has over the years led the charge to accommodate the Igbos in Lagos State as well as given many Ibos the rare privilege to serve in the Government of Lagos State.
“He pointed the way forward for the Ibos and advanced cogent reasons why the |Ibos should leave no stone unturned but to ensure that Asiwaju is voted for massively because in his words “he already sees Asiwaju as a winner and the Ibos need to play a significant role to be part of that victory.”
Meanwhile, convener of Asiwaju Vendors, Alh. Ahmed, in his remarks said Asiwaju remains the best candidate, in terms of experience and that he is very cosmopolitan, he is a nationalist who believes in Nigeria.
Also, GOC Bada, the National Secretary of Tinubu Support Organization (TSO) harped on the number of Ibos doing business comfortably in Lagos and averred that it was Asiwaju that afforded the Ibos such a huge platform and a conducive enabling environment for their businesses to thrive in Lagos.
Similarly, a great friend of Ndigbo, Prince Oseni (Gburugburu) who was also present at the occasion encouraged Ndigbo living in Lagos State to honour the woman who has taken the pains to initiate this Igbo kwenu 4 Asiwaju support group and Hon. Jude Idimogu who worked tirelessly along with her to achieve the success of the South West town hall meeting by massively voting for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria come 2023.
Founder, Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative also announced publicly that they plan to tour the six geopolitical zones to continue with their town hall meeting and thereafter embark on state to state tour in Igbo dominated areas to canvass and win over more Ibos for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.