They come in convergence from different affiliations and interests but united by common decimal; the North West region of Nigeria. They have one thing in common, they want a united Nigeria where fairness and equity reign supreme, they reason they have collectively adopted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as their choice for the Nigeria’s presidential elections come 2023. According to the group codenamed S7 – 4 BATS, they align their aspiration to Asiwaju because he represents the ideal figure that will foster unity and calm the fray nerves that have crippled Nigeria’s nationhood.
The S7-4-BATS-2023 likened to Soul cycle and Equino the American elites group reputed for ensuring the success of President Donald Trump at the poll is a conglomeration of politicians, businessmen and women, academics, bureaucrats, technocrats and philanthropists who hail from the nooks and crannies of the 7 North-Western States with a desire and commitment to ensure not only the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu but entire All Progressive Congress APC candidates at all levels come 2023 General Election. All members of this support group are wholehearted supporters of the All Progressive Congress APC since its formation, as well as APC-led government policies and programs.
Each member of the group (executive and non-executive) is diligently committed to mobilizing, motivating and galvanizing the oodles of the eligible voters of various localities to support the candidacy of Tinubu/Shatima and vote them to assume the office of Nigeria‘s President and Vice President respectively. The group stands to dispel the calumny campaign launched against the Asiwaju and to galvanize and sustain all shades of enthusiasm that greets the choice of Tinubu and Shettima. They also stand to lend their voices to the many milestones of the All Progressives Congress under President Muhammadu Buhari and they are poised to enlighten the public on the success recorded by the APC-led government so that we can enthuse voters to vote for the party. Through participation in the group activities and by influencing the nature of political process the members of the group are already engaged in massive mobilization of voters for the APC.
From the states of Kaduna, through Katsina to Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto down to Kano and Jigawa, the group has promised to deliver 10 million votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC). A tall order indeed, but the group speaking in cultivated confidence gave hints on how prepared they are to deliver on their oars. Its national leader, Alhaji Muhammad Kabiru Sani (Giant) explained that S7-4 BATS 2023 will spread a wide range of enlightenment campaigns day in day out through our 7 North-Western States about the appropriateness of APC presidential flag bearer Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead Nigeria, thereby providing evident reasons for their numerous audiences to never allow ethnicity to influence their choice in the forthcoming election. Moreover, it hopes to create conviction among the people that the APC’s candidate is rooted economic, political and leadership dexterities who is gifted with the requisite experience to bring Nigeria out of her myriad of challenges if given the opportunity.
Riding on the reputations and personalities of the people involved in the group, this tall order may seem achievable given the group‘s willing dispositions to ensure the APC cruise to victory, especially with the millions of votes that would come from the Northwest of Nigeria. Already, the flickers are evident given the enthusiasm and interest that has greeted the group since it was birthed –‘Our capacity lies in the governability of our people and our influence on them is as a result of our reputation, the national coordinator added.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu continues to enjoy the support of voters under age 50, with 55 percent of those ages 35 to 49 giving him a positive approval rating given the number of support groups that have continue to identify with his aspiration. Record shows that over a million groups have registered with the Tinubu/Shetima presidential campaign council, with the entrance of the S7 -4 BATS 2023 coming from the region that produces the highest votes, the APC should no doubt ready to continue with the governance drive come 2023.
Barrister Aminu Kabir Shamaki the prime initiator of the group now its National Secretary added that the group is structured on the principle of using tactical strategies to mobilize individuals across the North-Western region to support and massively cast their votes for Tinubu/Shettima ticket and the APC and in anticipation to produce six (6) million votes in the region come 2023 General Election. “we are poised to deliver the massive turnover of votes from the North-Western region capable of covering all possible shortages from other regions, thereby giving our presidential aspirants the required proportion of valid votes to become the next president/vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Would the claim by this group come to fruition, only time can prove this, and the time is 2023, the day Nigerians go to poll to elect who replaces President Muhammadu Buhari?