The colourful celebration which was held at the Haven Event Center, Ikeja GRA was well attended by APC leaders across the State’s 57 local councils across the state.
The ABAT Movement was conceived and set up by members of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos, the highest political organ in the state, for the actualisation of the presidential ambition of the former Lagos Governor.
Speaking at the event, the Movement’s Director-General, Hon. Oyinlomo Danmole, said ABAT structure was different from other support groups set up across the country for the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
Danmole while reeling out the group organs and structures, said that all cluster groups within the Lagos APC have representation in the movement, with the inclusion of every locality in the State.
He said that a seven-man committee had been set up in each of the 57 local councils in Lagos, with each committee headed by coordinators.
He said that at the ward level, the movement maintained similar committee structure of seven persons across the 377 wards.
He added that registration to be part of the ward committee would be made open to Lagosians in the coming days.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the best candidate to effectively manage human and material resources for visible progress of the country.
According to him,”Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world and the responsibility that comes with that is enormous. No doubt that the destiny of the entire black race is tied to the greatness of Nigeria. If our country must be great, we have the responsibility to choose the leadership that will bring about true transformation across every facet of our national life. Who is that rallying figure that should lead us in this journey?
“The answer is deeply connected to our mission and purpose here today. That person must be a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge builder, who has been tested and trusted. A thinker who must sustain the legacy our current president is leaving behind. That person is the reason we are inaugurating this Movement for the actualisation of his presidential ambition. That person is our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.
ABAT Movement’s chairman, Cardinal James Odumbaku, said the forthcoming general election presented another opportunity for Nigerians to make the right choice to keep the country on the path of development.
He warned that the electorate must get it right by electing a tested and credible leader to steer the leadership of the country.
He stressed that the movement believed Asiwjau Bola Tinubu remains the right man for the top seat.
An APC chieftain and member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee, Prince Tajudeen Olusi described Tinubu as “a genius” in statecraft, adding that the APC National Leader is a salable article in the political market.
According to him,”We have to be prepared and determined, because the contest would be a battle of might and strength.”