3rd February, 2023
A team of support groups based in Manchester, United Kingdom have come together to intensify their support for the APC Presidential flag-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and as well as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s re-election in the 2023 general elections.
The diaspora convergence, comprising different groups, gave this assurance over the weekend during their convergence in London.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Diaspora for Asiwaju (NDA Manchester), David Adeoye, explained that the convergence was borne out of the need for Asiwaju to replicate what he did for Lagos state when he was Governor for all round massive development across the nation.
He added that they have started galvanizing support base for Asiwaju since the commencement of the Permanent Voter Card, PVC, registration exercise, owing to their firm belief that Tinubu could overhaul the nation’s economy and all aspects of citizens lives for the better.
According to Adeoye “I welcome you to this auspicious occasion of the convergence of various groups in Manchester in support of the aspiration of the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become Nigeria’s next President and the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“Our vision is to centralise and promote massive support for their emergence as President and Governor of Lagos State. This is majorly based on their track records of excellent performances both in human and infrastructural development.
“You will agree with me that those in the diaspora played a huge and massive role in term of diaspora remittance, those of us that have families, are responsible breadwinner, so we believe it is important for us to be part of the process in order to have Nigeria of our dream.
“He is a progressive father of the nation and apart from that he is somebody that has affiliations across all the six (6) geo-political zones of the country regardless of what anyone will say, he is a man that has laboured for the progressive cause of our nation and he’s a man that has helped a lot of politicians and even professionals in the country.”
He added that now that he is coming out to vie for the presidential office, Nigerians should see it as civic responsibility and ensure it becomes a reality.
“We want to give it everything we have to make sure that our National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the president of Nigeria.
“We in diaspora believe there’s a need for more sensitisation, mobilisation and information, to propagate the entrenchment of democratic values for for Lagosians and Nigerians.
“We have always been there and we will be there again and continue to do our best for the success of the campaign and for the re-election of our dear Governor Sanwo-Olu Babajide.
“We believe our support will help propagate the social economic values of the Nigerian Community in the North West of England and most notably Greater Manchester.
“We also want to bring attention to the growing disparity in available support from the APC-led Government of Nigeria to the North of England by bringing leaders who can impact Manchester and its environs, inviting decision makers to earmark Manchester as a bilateral socio-economic hub, Entrepreneurial base and political flagbearer with exposure and development ideas to the growing economic issues in Nigeria,” he added.
Names of groups and Leaders present
David ADEOYE – Nigeria Diaspora for Asiwaju (NDA Manchester)
Adewumi ADISA- Founder Manchester One Culture
Otunba Olagoke Oladosu- APC UK ( Manchester Coordinator)
Dr Vincent AJAYI- Asiwaju Campaign Marshal
Mr Femi OGUNFEIBO – GMEN Manchester
Kayode OPANIYI- Wazobia International
Olarewaju Agbebi AFOLAYAN – Global Alliance for Tinubu (GAT)
David Oyewobi- President Manchester Business Forum
Ayo ADEWUMI – Co – Founder, Beautiful Mind Manchester
Damilola ADEOTI – Nigeria Diaspora Alliance UK