The APC Ghana Chapter, has set up a Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to foster its campaign in Ghana for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.
The Chhairman of the APC in Ghana, Mr Oghenosa Micheleti disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
Mr Micheleti said the committee was set up and inaugurated in Ghana with a mandate to rally support of Nigerians and the international community for Tinubu ahead of the elections.
He said the 25 -man PCC would be chaired by Chief Ayokanmi Ogunremi while Otunba Adebayo Alaba would serve as its Secretary.
According to him, other members of the PCC are, Chief Surakatu Lawal- Deputy Chairman, Mr Bola Akinsanya – Deputy Secretary, Dr Mfon Gowon – Women Leader and Ms Folakemi Abdul- Hameed as Assistant Woman Leader.
Others members of the campaign team includes Mallam Ibrahim Sallama -Head of Media, Chief Ahmed Akolade Suleman – Spokesperson, Mr Emeka Alozie – Financial Secretary, Chief Ibrahim Saeed -Welfare and Co-ordinator, Mr Collins Akharei – Logistics and Mallam Ali Mustapha as Organizing Secretary among other members.
Micheleti said the Ghana chapter of the APC was ready to kickstart a door-to-door campaign to Nigerians with known addresses in Ghana as soon as campaigns kicked off in Nigeria.
“We have have so many Nigerians living here in Ghana. Many of them had gone to Nigeria to register to vote following our sensitisation programmes for registration and will return to Nigeria to cast their votes in 2023.
”We plan to help sponsor those who may find it difficult to travel to Nigeria but do not have the financial power to do so during the election.
“Many others even non APC members have pledged their support for Tinubu and will go as far as not only soliciting support for Tinubu but to also rally their family members in Nigeria for him,” he said.
Micheleti said that the chapter carried out massive campaigns for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections and would replicate same for Tinubu.
“Tinubu deserves all-round support from Nigeria across the globe to usher in the Nigeria of our dreams,” he said.
The Ghana APC chairman noted that Tinubu and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima had been destined to take Nigeria out of its challenges, hence the need for support.
“In Ghana in 2015 and 2019, we went as far as raising massive billboards for President Buhari in a way that one may think the election is in Ghana.
“We did that to rally support of Nigerians for the APC and we will not stop.”
While urging members of the committee to take the assignment before them as important and one that must be accomplished, Micheleti said the PCC and the APC Ghana chapter would work with other diaspora chapters of the APC for the 2023 project.
“We will align with directives from the APC in Nigeria so that we continue to speak with one voice.
“As a two-term governor, known beyond Nigeria as a wonder former governor of Lagos state, Tinubu’s stories must be correctly told not only to Nigerians but to the international community,” he added.