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HOW SUPPORT GROUPS RALLIED AROUND BURATAI TO DELIVER TINUBU/SHATTIMA VICTORY

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HOW SUPPORT GROUPS RALLIED AROUND BURATAI TO DELIVER TINUBU/SHATTIMA VICTORY

By Comr. Sadiq Jikta

The role of support groups in political elections cannot be underestimated, as it is fondly said “Behind any election victory, support groups have played a very significant role”. This declaration is confirmed by the role Support Groups played to ensure the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress; hence, the role of support groups in this victory cannot be overemphasized.

The body of support Groups The Amalgamated APC Support Groups (AASG) is a body established by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to coordinate the activities of over 2000 support groups under the party.

These support groups played a significant role in the election process, which led to the victory of party candidates at every level of the election.

Political support groups generally promote opportunities for political participation; they are the medium for a broad range of activities through which people express their opinions on issues of governance, and they help identify suitable candidates for elective positions, be it in local, state, or federal elections. Support groups participate actively in election campaigns; they set out ways to mobilize voters to support common sets of interests, concerns, or goals.

Political support groups are an important element of political decision-making, especially in plural and democratic societies like Nigeria. It is agreed that politics generally involves the struggle for the control and exercise of political power. With the complex dynamics of group politics, in a plural political society, individual citizens can only best realize their ambition of influencing government policies through group participation in politics.

Political support groups influence political decision-making in a variety of ways, such as public education, health care delivery, human development and infrastructure, social order, lobbying, and shaping public opinion on issues of national importance.

Political groups greatly contribute to the strengthening of democracy and the democratic process by setting agendas on development issues, informing political decision-makers about the needs of the people, encouraging political participation, and providing platforms for collective actions that lead to social and economic transformation.

Following the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, Support Groups were the first to kick-start the campaign, participating actively and deploying different strategies to convince the citizens of the “Renewed Hope” through television and radio programs, publications, organizing talk shows, printing posters, banners, stickers, and T-shirts, to mention but a few. They occupied media spaces (electronics, prints, and social media platforms), engaging in all forms of outreach campaigns in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinu and other APC candidates.

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With these, one would wonder how the support groups raise the funding to implement the myriad of activities. These support groups leaders task themselves and also solicit funding support from loyal party members; most times, they get support from their patrons and Grand patrons.

A typical example of a loyal party leader who has been magnanimous in supporting support groups to work for the Asiwaju/Shattima project is the former Chief of Army Staff, H.E. Amb. Tukur Yusufu Buratai CFR (Lt Gen Rtd). He has been up and doing in the support of support groups. During the campaign period, his popular snake farm was like a haven for support groups. I recall how, on several occasions, support groups trooped to the farm either to make him their patron or to solicit for one thing or another. Buratai maintained an open door to welcome support groups and stretched his arms.

H.E. Amb. Tukur Yusufu Buratai CFR stands as the Grand Patron of Fusion 774, a political support and socio-economic advocacy group, a frontline support group that worked very hard to ensure the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Buratai provided resources, direction, and guidance toward the activities of Fusion 774 during the campaign period. Fusion774 contributed to an organized road walk for the APC/Tinubu campaign in Abuja, Cross River, Nasarawa, Adamawa, and Gombe States. The group did a lot of damage control for the APC/Asiwaju and President Muhammadu Buhari governments in the period of the naira redesigning policy, issues of fuel subsidy, and defending the APC votes and election results in the last elections.

Elections have come and gone, and it is now time for all hands to be on deck to support the government in providing the much-needed development that we all envisage, as it is only when citizens give their unwavering support to the leaders that we can be able to call ourselves contributing to the progress of the country.

HOW SUPPORT GROUPS RALLIED AROUND BURATAI TO DELIVER TINUBU/SHATTIMA VICTORY

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Re-run election into the national assembly, a Triumph of Democracy – Kwande

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By: Bodunrin Kayode

A Plateau elder Ambassador Yahaya Kwande has described the just concluded re-run election into the national assembly as a Triumph of Democracy.

In a release titled Congratulations to the Winners of Plateau State Bye Elections of February 3, 2024, he noted that the entire exercise was a victory to the people of the state.

“With great joy and profound gratitude, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected Senator, (Plateau North Senatorial District), Prince Pam Mwadkwon Dachungyang, and the Member of the House of Representatives, (Jos North/Bassa Constituency), Hon. Daniel Asama, on their resounding victory in the recently concluded bye election held in Plateau State.

“Your triumph is a testament to the true spirit of democracy and the unwavering support of the people.

“I have no doubt that both Prince Pam Mwadkon and Hon. Daniel Asama will live up to the aspirations and expectations of the voters, as they embark on this noble responsibility of representing their constituents. May your tenure be marked by dedication, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of progress for our beloved state and nation.

“As we celebrate this momentous milestone, let us not forget the challenges we faced during the post-2023 elections period. It is my sincere hope that Plateau State will swiftly recover from the divisions and tussles that marred our unity. Let us unite as one, for the strength of our state lies in our togetherness.

“It is essential for the government and the people to undertake immediate measures to reconcile and bridge the gaps that have emerged. We must never forget that every citizen, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, is entitled to their fundamental rights. The use of religion as a tool of disfranchisement must cease; we must affirm that citizenship rights are not conditional on faith.

“Let us also strive to recapture the lost glory of our state, when Jos was hailed as the political Mecca of Nigeria, attracting momentous political events and embracing politicians from all shades and ideologies. We can revive this legacy by nurturing an environment that exudes peace, openness, and security for all. Together, we can restore Plateau State as a beacon of democratic excellence.

“In conclusion, I express my utmost optimism for the future of Plateau State. I extend my deepest appreciation to all who peacefully participated in the bye election, be it as candidates or enthusiastic supporters. Our journey towards progress and development continues, and I am confident that we will stand united, empowered by the unwavering spirit of our people.” said Kwande.

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APC-IGG: Ambassador Tsoken commends President Tinubu for intervening to ease hardship for Nigerians.

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APC-IGG: Ambassador Tsoken commends President Tinubu for intervening to ease hardship for Nigerians.

By: Jabiru Hassan

The National President of the APC Initiative for Good Governance (APC-IGG), Ambassador Musa Mohammed Tsoken, has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for intervening to ease the hardships affecting Nigerians.

In a message he issued to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, Ambassador Tsoken described President Tinubu as a leader with listening war by giving a marching order for the release of different food items to ease hardships for the people of Nigeria, which is a good initiative.

”APC-IGG has recognized what Mr. President has done in order to ease the hardship affecting the people on the food price hike, which is very good foresight from our leader. We therefore thank all those who have helped with the implementation of the process to release the food items from the federal government reserves across the country for their well-deserved thought.” The statement was added.

Ambassador Musa Mohammed Tsoken reassured the people of Nigeria that the APC Initiative for Good Governance would continue to work selflessly in order to ensure that Nigeria is progressive under the present democratic dispensation without bias.

Amb Tsoken emphasizes that the emergence of His Excellency Sen. Dr. George Akume as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation depicts the fact that President Bola Ahmad Tinubu has reliable and credible individuals who have verse experience in governance from all ramifications; therefore, the deliverance of democratic dividends is something that Nigerians should believe in its workability and full efficacy in the near future, considering the fact that some of the policies and programs of the Renewed Hope Agenda have started gaining sway in the lives of the citizenry, he concluded.

APC-IGG: Ambassador Tsoken commends President Tinubu for intervening to ease hardship for Nigerians.

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APC Campaign Team in Chibok Town Rally Ahead of Bye Election

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APC Campaign Team in Chibok Town Rally Ahead of Bye Election

… Campaign Team Receives Decampees and Highlights Continued Development in Chibok

By: Our Reporter

Borno State’s Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur, led an All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign team to Chibok town in preparation for the upcoming House of Assembly bye election scheduled for Saturday. The event saw the presence of several notable APC figures, including the APC Deputy National Chairman for the North, Ali Bukar Dalori, and APC State Chairman, Hon. Bello Ayuba, among others.

Addressing a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, Deputy Governor Kadafur urged the people of Chibok Local Government to come out in large numbers and vote for the APC House of Assembly candidate, Pogu Lawan. He assured them that the administration of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is committed to delivering more dividends of democracy, particularly in the areas of youth empowerment, education, and basic amenities.

Deputy Governor Kadafur emphasized the administration’s achievements in terms of infrastructural development, not only in Chibok but across the entire state. He promised that more developmental projects are in the works in the coming years. He encouraged the people of Chibok to support Governor Zulum’s administration by ensuring a resounding victory for the APC in the bye election.

APC Deputy National Chairman for the North, Ali Dalori, APC State Chairman, Bello Ayuba, and APC State Vice Chairman for Zone C, Yerima Aliyu, all took turns addressing the crowd during the campaign rally. They urged the people of Chibok to consider the significant achievements of the APC-led administration and to reciprocate the gesture by voting for Pogu Lawan.

The APC leaders reiterated that the party remains the strongest and most promising in the country. They expressed gratitude for the warm reception received from the people of Chibok and expressed confidence in the party’s victory in the upcoming election.

During the rally, thousands of individuals, including the local government PDP Party chairman, decamped from the PDP to the ruling APC. The decampees were warmly welcomed by the deputy governor and other APC party stalwarts, with a promise of equal treatment within the party.

The bye election in Chibok is necessitated by the vacancy resulting from the death of the winner of the 2023 House of Assembly election, Late Dr. Nuhu Clark. As per constitutional requirements, the bye election will fill the vacant seat.

APC Campaign Team in Chibok Town Rally Ahead of Bye Election

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