⦁ Group eyes biggest political draft in Nigerian history
As support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu continues to grow whilst Nigerians await his declaration to run for the office of president in the 2023 general election, support groups across the country are laying a groundwork that will put him light years ahead of other contenders for the nation’s top job.
The latest of such groups is The Tinubu Organisation, a brainchild of Friends of BAT. With only 15 months to election day (going by INEC’s timetable), The Tinubu Organisation (TTO) has already set an ambitious target of achieving the biggest political draft in Nigeria’s history. To achieve this, TTO hopes to reach every eligible Nigerian voter for active participation in the 2023 elections via grassroots, online, social and mobile mobilisation. Friends of BAT is itself a movement comprising Nigerians at home and in the diaspora who are joining forces to mobilise support and promote initiatives to make their aspiration for a Bola Tinubu candidacy and eventual election as President of Nigeria a reality in 2023.
According to Henry Balogun, convener of Friends of BAT, the organisation is not just another support initiative by politicians, but a national and global movement by Nigerians from all walks of life, ethnic groups and faiths across the country and abroad, coming together to mobilise support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with one core purpose, to call on Asiwaju to make a formal declaration to run and thereafter organise and mobilise for his success at the polls. The Tinubu Organisation plans to reach Nigerians all over the country and in diaspora through our initiatives. “We are building a massive network,” he added.
Henry Balogun further stated “We shall mobilise at the grassroots, we shall mobilise online, we shall mobilise on social media and we shall mobilise through mobile communications. The main issue is we do not intend to be sycophants, we are a movement of the people, by the people, for the people. Nigeria and the people of Nigeria are at the core of our support. What questions are Nigerians asking that they want their next president to answer? What issues do they want solutions to?”