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By – Memoye Oghu

A member of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Godpower Egbono has revealed that the PCC and various stakeholders, as well as all well meaning members of the party have concluded plans to organise one of the best campaign rallies for  its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday February 15, 2023.

Dr Egbono, who is also the South South Zonal Coordinator of Coalition of Support Groups for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (COSGABAT) made the revelation in an exclusive chat with our Correspondent in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Monday, further said that they are all eager and ready to give him a rousing and befitting welcome.

“Under the able leadership of Chief Tony Okocha, who doubles as Chairman of the Local Organising committee(LOC), preparations and consultations are underway for the successful organization of the campaign, which will be the mother of all rallies by his projection”.

On his permutations for the 2023 presidential poll, he opined that, among the four major contenders of the number one seat in the country, the APC candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the candidate to beat because his  popularity cuts across the six Geo-Political zones in the country.

“The South West will definitely give him more that 90% of the votes. In the South South and South East, his popularity and strength is growing like harmattan fire. It’s now  almost certain that many political parties, though in opposition are likely to throw their support for  Asiwaju at the dying minutes.

“For the Northern Region, again Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has a huge support base. The choice of his vice president, Senator Shettima is a major strength and the support of the Northern Governors is a key advantage. Recall that just recently, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai reaffirmed the commitment of the Northern Governors in supporting Bola Ahmed Tinubu to win the February 25th election.”

In the South East and South South, the Zonal Coordinator opined that despite Peter Obi factor, Bola Tinubu is  rated very high in the  zones

“The Obidient movement, irrespective of their dominance in the South East is not a threat because the  Asiwaju machine is gaining momentum, through the support of the likes of Governor Umahi of Ebonyi and Hope Uzodinma of Imo states, whose efforts have completely BATIFIED the South East.

Recall too that the G-5 factor is gradually gaining momentum and may likely create a window to draw many supporters to APC. So, in the South generally, Asiwaju is a Goal. He will win convincingly.

“In Rivers State for example, apart from the work already done  by Tony Okocha led APC in mobilizing grassroot support for Asiwaju/Shettima, the stage is getting set for a mass movement of other supporters for Asiwaju from various parties. Currently,from the body language of the opposition PDP, it’s almost certain that majority of PDP loyalists will go for Asiwaju. This is because, Asiwaju as a southern candidate is the preference of the PDP due to their belief in the rotation of  power  from North to the South.

“In the entire South South and South East states too,the support for BAT is growing by the day. Presently, we have over 1000 support groups with structures spread across the zones”, he stated.

He further stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the elections ombudsman in the country is more than ready for the 2023 general elections as indicated in the recent mock trial of the BVAS machines across the country last Saturday February 4.

“The commission recently organised a mock accreditation exercise to test run the efficacy of the BVAS machines to ascertain its functionality and reliability. And the feedback from various participants across the country have been positive, as to the confidence the public have on INEC in the conduct of the elections.”

He therefore appealled to all eligible voters, not only to dust up their voters cards but to troop out enmass to their various polling units and cast their votes for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

(Watch out for the full blown interview on this site. It’s mind blowing)

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