Thursday, December 8, 2022

Massive crowd at Ndigbo APC town hall meeting for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu

The group was made up of Ndigbo from the 20 local government areas and the 37 local council development areas of the state.

• October 4, 2022
Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Bola Tinubu
Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Bola Tinubu [Photo Credit; The Guardian Nigeria]

A massive crowd of Ndigbo in Lagos State APC on Tuesday stormed Ikeja for a town hall meeting in support of Bola Tinubu, the party’s 2023 presidential candidate and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The crowd, comprising APC members of Igbo extraction only, converged at the Blue Roof of the Lagos Television (LTV) for the meeting.

The group was made up of Ndigbo from the 20 local government areas and the 37 local council development areas of the state.

It was a carnival of sorts as members of the group were seen in different regalia, dancing to songs while others were singing and chanting songs in praise of Messrs Tinubu and Sanwo-Olu.

Addressing the gathering, the state chairman of the APC, Cornelius Ojelabi, said that with the massive turnout of Igbos in APC for the town hall meeting, they had reassured the party of their commitment and dedication.

“Today is an affirmation to assure the APC that Igbos in Lagos state are for Asiwaju,” the party chairman said.

Also speaking, Kolade Alabi, chairman of Bariga and Conference 57, consisting of 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in Lagos, said the gathering was an attestation that Igbos in APC are solidly behind the party.

Mr Alabi, who was represented by the chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Sesan Daini, said the massive gathering was proof of Igbo support for the APC.

“Lagos state has been good to people of other extractions including the Igbos. We have Igbo and Hausa in the state cabinet. Therefore, a vote for APC is a vote for the development of all,” he said.

Joe Igbokwe, APC chieftain and leader of APC Ndigbo in Lagos, said Mr Tinubu is the best man to rule Nigeria come 2023.

He challenged other presidential candidates to show their achievements to Nigerians.

Also speaking, Jude Idumogu, who represents Oshodi Isolo II in the Lagos state House of Assembly, said Mr Tinubu remained the most experienced of the presidential candidates.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

A composite of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq used to illustrate the story


EXCLUSIVE: Buhari humiliates Osinbajo; discards vice president’s social safety bill on Sadiya Farouq’s objection

Documents reviewed by Peoples Gazette revealed how the humanitarian affairs minister thwarted the vice president’s years-long labour on a vital policy.

Governor Bello Matawalle

Hot news Home top

2023: Zamfara says anti-thuggery committee to fight political hoodlums

The Zamfara Anti-thuggery Committee says the legislature established it to fight political thuggery, drug abuse and violent crimes among youths.

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Time magazine cover

Heading 5

Ukraine’s President Zelensky named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who ordered the invasion of Ukraine earlier in the year, was Time’s person of the year in 2007.

A composite of trees and Governor Babagana Zulum


Desertification: Zulum to plant five million trees in Borno in 2023

The Borno government says it will plant five million trees in 2023 across the state.

Photo of Motorcycle and tricycle used to illustrate the story


Katsina revenue board seizes 240 motorcycles, tricycles

The Katsina State Internal Revenue Board says it seized 240 motorcycles and tricycles in its ‘Operation Show Your Particulars’.

Clement Jimoh Olukotun


Kidnapped Ondo ruler regains freedom

The abducted Oloso of Oso at Ajowa-Akoko in the Akoko North-West local government area of Ondo has regained his freedom.