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Amaechi support group set to join Tinubu campaign

The Movement of Progressive Youth of Nigeria, an APC support group for former Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi’s presidential ambitions, has promised to disband.

It will now join the campaign of APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Mr Muritala Audu, the South West Coordinator of the pro-Amaechi group, made the promise in a congratulatory message to Tinubu on Saturday.

Audu, an APC chieftain, expressed confidence that Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor, possessed the necessary experience to win the APC presidential election in 2023.

“I am confidently optimistic of Tinubu’s success in the 2023 general elections.

“I promise to collapse the support groups across the country in my care for the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) 2023 project so that the largest party in the African soil (APC) can continue to provide qualitative services to the people of Nigeria beyond 2023.

“I pledge my unbridled loyalty to Tinubu’s mandate as freely given to him by our great party, APC.

He described the APC Special Convention held from June 6 to 8 in Abuja as “Tinubu’s convention” because of supports from major presidential aspirants that stepped down in Tinubu’s favour at the peak of the convention.

According to him, Tinubu’s tenacity and virile contributions over the years to the advancement of democracy in Nigeria stand him out among his contemporaries.

He said that this paved way for Tinubu as proven by results of the presidential primaries.

“This is the time to rally round Asiwaju Tinubu, irrespective of our individual pre-convention preferences.

“Good enough, Asiwaju is a leader with stellar qualities that are marketable and acceptable to the Nigerian people. His intimidating experiences will be harnessed in building a prosperous Nigeria,” he said.

Audu, however, advised the APC national leadership to urgently inaugurate a post- primary reconciliatory committee.

“Going forward, this is the time to strengthen the APC unity in order to confront the opposition.

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