Kogi guber aspirant emerges Coalition of APC Support Groups patron


Kogi guber aspirant emerges Coalition of APC Support Groups

By Bridget Ikyado

The Coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support Groups has conferred on Mr Adebanji Jimoh, an award of excellence and patron of the group for his contribution to the victory of the party in the 2023 polls.

Speaking at the ceremony on Friday in Abuja, the National Chairman of the group, Mr Sadiq Jikta said that the group had monitored the awardee’s contributions over time.

He said though a lot of people and factors worked against the party’s presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, others like Jimoh stood firm to deliver the candidate now President-elect.

Jikta said that just like the support groups, Jimoh did not only spend his time but brought his resources to support the Tinubu project.

“You came up with brilliant and creative techniques to brand the candidate and today, we all emerged winners.

“Today we have decided to honour and to confer you as the first patron from the North-Central.

“We will promote and project you within and outside the party ahead of 2027 as the Hope of the Populace,” he said.

Jimoh who was an aspirant in the just concluded Kogi APC Primaries expresses delight for the gesture shown him.

He said that Nigeria and indeed Africa is not where it should be saying that there is a lot to be done.

The awardee said he is a loyal party man and that he had known Tinubu since 2007 when he began politics.

According to him, the records of achievement and his turn around ability is what propelled me to support him.

“A lot came against him, I felt he was being projected in an u fair manner especially on the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“So I engineered ethic and religious leaders to create a forum to allow Tinubu to engage the leaders and dowse the tension; people saw and understood the intent.

“Today, I congratulate all of us, our party and Tinubu as he pilots the affairs of the country in the next four to eight years,” he said.