The Bayelsa chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday inaugurated the Tinubu-Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council (ICC), with the mandate that Bola Tinubu wins the presidency in the 2023 polls.
The ICC was inaugurated in Yenagoa to complement the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) ahead of the elections.
An APC chieftain and former governorship aspirant, Preye Aganaba, who emerged as the Bayelsa ICC coordinator, said Mr Tinubu’s victory was sure.
He said the campaign structures were only worried about the margin of difference between the votes Mr Tinubu would garner and the candidate that would emerge second.
Mr Aganaba described Bayelsa APC as formidable and recalled that in the last elections, the party won the governorship poll and gave President Muhammadu Buhari more than 42 per cent of the votes.
He said Mr Tinubu desired to have partners collaborating with him in governance, not supporters.
Describing the inauguration as a call to duty, Mr Aganaba said it was the first time a presidential candidate established independent structures to complement the efforts of the PCC.
“What we want is not supporters, we want partners. That is what our candidate wants, those who will partner with him in the elections and also partner with him in government.
“Lagos is the most prosperous state in Nigeria today because somebody (Tinubu) set up a process that has pushed Lagos to be the most formidable state in Nigeria today,“ he said.
He said Mr Tinubu’s record as Lagos State governor was there for everybody to scrutinise.
“He is the best in the field, and he is going to win the election,“ Mr Aganaba said.