Andy Esiet, Calabar
The presidential campaign train of All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima berths in Calabar on Tuesday for a South South town hall meeting.
Briefing newsmen in Calabar on Monday, the Deputy Director in the Presidential Campaign Council/ Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of the Local Organizing Committee,APC Presidential Candidate’s visit to the state for South South Zonal Town Hall Meeting,Dr Julius Okputu, said, “we are fully prepared for Asiwaju’s visit to Calabar for a town hall meeting with people of South South Nigeria.
“Preparations are in top gear to give a warmth welcome to our presidential candidate, Ahmed Tinubu who will join us on Tuesday for the town hall meeting”.
He said, “the state has so much to put in place for the incoming president to implement especially in the area of agro-industrialization, job creation, robust manufacturing and sustained innovation, establish a national security architecture to obliterate terror, banditry, Kidnapping among others.
“Our expectation is that the South South would have something to present in their agenda”.
While describing Ahmed Tinubu as a man with track record who governed Lagos state with policies and initiative that branded and separated the state from ordinary Nigerian box, Okputu stressed that with Tinubu at the helm of affairs, Nigeria would be great once again.
He said that the a APC presidential candidate, the progenitor of that redemptive legacy and his deputy are the only capable to handle, revamp economy of the nation in 2023 and urged well meaningful Nigerians not to hesitate to cast their votes in favour of the APC presidential candidate.
Okputu described him as a fisher of men in governance, as his cabinet in 1999 had a pan Nigerian outlook, with which he executed policies and initiatives that branded and separated Lagos state from the ordinary Nigerian box.
He believes in the inherent capacity of every child, man and woman to advance public interest productively. His determination to continue to forge common fronts in fostering our oneness has kept us together; the sacrifice to secure our fundamental right to vote and be voted for within an unfettered democratic space makes the essential of the Asiwaju presidency in 2023.