2023: Why Tinubu will win on first ballot – APC Chieftain

A frontline politician and Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum in Cross River, Dr David Okon, has given reasons he is convinced that the presidential candidate of the party in the forthcoming elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would win the February 25, 2023 election on the first ballot.

He said Tinubu’s massive grassroots support which comes as a result of his disposition in infrastructural and human capacity developments were enough to give the former Lagos state governor victory.

The businessman-cum politician said this in Calabar during the inauguration of state, senatorial and local government coordinators of Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council for Cross River, weekend.

“I have said this on several occasions without any equivocation that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate will win on the first ballot. This is because apart from the level of acceptability and love for Senator Bola Tinubu across the country, the campaign is generally grassroots-based.

“The Phenomenon called Tinubu has, apart from touching lives, made things to happen where it would not have ordinarily worked. What he did in Lagos State stands him out as a colossus in capital, infrastructural and human development and I know Nigerians of us would want a situation where such feats are replicated in the country.

“He is progressive and is one man that can cause things to happen. This is why Nigerians want him, this is why he is going to win massively to create a new paradise with renewed hope for this nation.

“The support he is getting is from the grassroots and I know he does not play elitist or metropolitan politics,” Okon, who is also Coordinator-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council in the State, submitted.

While charging the coordinators to get more involved and deliver the Tinubu message in their wards and polling units as good disciples, he explained that the “ICC is not competing with the presidential campaign council (PCC) and is basically for grassroots mobilisation.”

He called on Cross River state people to join the train in making Tinubu president, adding, “Everyone should join this train in which Jagaban has railed across the nation with grit, acceptability, gumption and high sense of duty, patriotism and responsibility.

“The expectations are high, the message is loud and the final victory is assured and by the grace of God who rewards hard work, sincerity and commitment.

“We need the victory for our maritime industry, our tourism renewal, the Bakassi resettlement, and surplus appointment of our people into national assignments and offices. I see success shining like the bright morning sun at the doorsteps of our renewed nationhood.”