Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Lagos chapter of the party is unbeatable ahead the 2023 elections.
Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at the Lagos APC secretariat during the party’s caucus meeting.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, led members of the state executive council to the meeting which was presided over by Cornelius Ojelabi, Lagos APC chairman.
Tinubu said he returned to his political base to meet the Lagos APC stronger than ever.
He said those entrusted with the administration of the party’s affairs have not made him regret his decision to pursue his presidential ambition.
“I left Lagos for Abuja, leaving the party members with Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat, leaders of the Governor’s Advisory Council and other party leaders,” Tinubu said.
“They are the ones who released me to go to Abuja to contest. I left with many doubts and I was uncertain about what would be the fate of the party. I was constantly in touch with the governor and his deputy.
“Sometimes, I would call the party chairman and ask them if we were doing the right thing in Lagos. The reports they always gave me more courage and confidence to move on with my engagement in Abuja.
“I thank all of our leaders for keeping the party stronger. I handed over to you an undefeated platform in Lagos. The manner with which the party affairs have been conducted shows these people have fairly managed the home base.”
He noted that his journey to secure the party’s presidential nomination in Abuja was littered with uncertainties, but said the support from Lagos APC leadership boosted his confidence to move on and win the primaries.
Tinubu urged party supporters to move out to the communities in their numbers and canvass for votes.
“Our local government chairmen must do better than any other person in delivering votes for our party. You met this party already built with structures across the communities,” he said.
“There may be little cracks here and there, you know what to do. Manage your anger. There is no politics without anger and pain. But with the pain comes the joy of victory.
“We are giving you an assignment to go back and recruit others. We must forget about the opposition, let’s put our effort on the voters.
“This is the time to reach out to aggrieved members and invite them back to the party fold. This is not the time to be angry and spill the beans. We must work together to achieve the bigger goal before us.”
On his part, Sanwo-Olu said Lagos APC is facing the most critical election. He enjoined party supporters not to rest on their oars, but to work towards victory.
“Asiwaju has done several things for all of us in one form or the other. He has come to this same place to support several of us as governors, senators, house of representatives, and house of assembly members,” he said.
“He has done the assignments effortlessly in the past 23 years without asking for anything.
“God has now given us the unique opportunity today for us, for the first time, to also raise his hands up as our donation of the best in class to the entire country.”
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