An Abuja based businessman, Nasser MK Ahmed has inaugurated a campaign group for the actualisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Addressing a crowd at the unveiling of the campaign outfit, -Nasser 4 Tinubu/Shettima, Ahmed said Nigeria stands to benefit a lot from the Tinubu presidency whom he described as a pacesetter and achiever.
Former Commissioner of information and Communication in Kogi State, Dr. Tom Ohikere is the Director General of the group.
The Lokoja-born businessman/politician stated that Tinubu alongside his runningmate, Senator Kashim Shettima will address all the problems plaguing the country if elected into power, adding that they both possess the requisite experience to turn the fortune of the country around.
“Next year’s general election is very crucial for the country and Nigerians must not toy with it. A lot of people have been putting themselves forward canvassing to lead the country but we have decided to pitch out tent with the Tinubu/Shettima ticket,” he said.
Ahmed said his decision to back the ticket was based on the calibre of the candidates , which he said are experienced hands in governance compared to others jostling for the plum office.
“We have carefully appraised those putting themselves forward for the presidency and I am pleased to inform Nigerians that the Tinubiu/Shettima ticket scored very high considering what they have been able to do in their respective states of Lagos and Borno as governors,” Ahmed said.
He particularly eulogized Tinubu, whom he praised for his political sagacity considering the role he played in the emergence of the APC in 2014.
“We are witnesses to the role Asiwaju Tinubu played in not only bringing progressives forces in the country together, we also saw his efforts in the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Until then, no one believed it was possible to defeat the PDP but Tinubu led all progressives’ elements to pull it off,” he said.
The businessman added that the APC presidential candidate will bring to fore the same template that he used in developing Lagos if elected, saying Nigeria needs a consummate administrator of Tinubu’s calibre .