Fashola advises APC members to focus on the grassroots ahead of 2023 general elections

Agency report

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing has advised members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to focus and interface directly with grassroots electorate ahead of 2023 general elections.
Fashola who is the Director of Contact and Mobilisation Directorate of Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council of the APC gave the advice on Monday in Abuja.
The minister who was represented by Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi,
Minister of Environment and also the Assistant Director of the Directorate spoke at the inauguration of committee members of the directorate.
He specifically charged APC members across the federation to increase their actions and to remain focused, adding that they should not be distracted by negative propaganda from the opposition camp.
Fashola said this was critical to attract move voters to vote for the victory of APC candidates at all levels in the coming general elections.
“We are to interface directly with voters at the grassroots, our mandate is clear, we don’t have business organising rallies, we are not cash cows as had been erroneously reported.
“Members of this Directorate belong to a very important team that is poised to campaign for the success of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu our presidential candidate and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima.
“We should focus on the real individual voters especially at the grassroots,” he said.
He added that the legacies of Tinubu and Shettima when they served as governors of Lagos and Borno States respectively for two terms was outstanding and visible for all to see despite numerous challenges they encountered.
“I call on members of this committee to work tirelessly at the grassroots and tell the electorate that Nigeria will continue experiencing growth and development if they vote for Tinubu/Shettima and APC candidates at all levels,” he said.
In his remarks, former People Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, now an APC chieftain Sen. Barnabas Gemade said election was a local event.
“Election is local and not for urban dwellers, I charge all members of this great party, the APC to work harder by campaigning for votes in the grassroots,” he said.
The National Coordinator of the APC-ICC, Mr Ali Agara said the ICC was to complement the work of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC )by taking the campaigns to the grassroots on a door to door basis.
Sen. Joseph Akaagerger, a former Military Governor of Katsina State at the event, charged APC members to conduct campaigns within the ambit of the law.
He added that members of the party should stay away from unnecessary and unlawful acts that could put the party in bad light ahead of the coming elections.
The inauguration was attended by APC members from across the country.

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