Leader of The Asiwaju Support Group, (TAG), Dr Mustapha Abdullahi has disclosed that Nigeria needed a good leader who is informed, and could harness and allocate the resources of the country equitably.
According to a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, Dr Abdullahi stated this during the group’s meeting with the Governor Hope Odidika Uzodinma of Imo state at the weekend in preparation for September activities and finalising the campaign strategy for the South East region.
Dr Abdullahi emphasized that TAG had assessed the value Tinubu had brought into Nigerian politics, the economic and infrastructure foundation laid in Lagos and more importantly, the wealth and manpower built during and after his reign as governor of the state.
Describing Asiwaju Tinubu as a good man who deserved to be encouraged to make things happen positively for the country, the TAG leader said, “he is one man that knows how to create wealth and believes in merit, if you have the competence he is looking for, he engages you, that is the kind of man Nigeria needs now.
“What we need in Nigeria is a good leader who is informed, and can harness and allocate the resources of the country equitably.
“I strongly believe that Tinubu is capable and the South East will give him maximum support.
“Tinubu is one of the most detribalised Nigerian. We cannot continue to advocate for a president that is based on ethnicity. Tinubu has used his former opportunities to better a lot of Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic background, religion, gender or class.
“Today, whether you like it or not, the party to beat is APC. I come from the Southeast. From 1999 to 2015, we were promised the second Niger Bridge but nothing happened until 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari committed to the Project”, he said.
Dr Abdullahi added, ” it would be a thing of ingratitude for anybody to come from the South East region to talk about President Buhari or the APC neglecting the eastern bloc.”
The TAG leader maintained that the group has an existing structure in the South East led by a grassroots progressive leader and will use its structure to campaign vigorously for the Tinubu Shettima ticket.
Governor, Gov Uzodinma while receiving the team praised the national spread and giant strides of TAG and tasked the group to work with his team.
The governor volunteered his support for the TAG South East executives to facilitate their grassroots mobilisation for Asiwaju Tinubu.