Two former deputy governors and top political brass in Ekiti attended a crucial meeting organised by a political pressure group Bola Ahmed Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard(BATS-V) .
Chief Moses Alake ,leader of the forum and former deputy governor of Oyo State as well as Surveyor Abiodun Aluko graced the meeting held at at Royal Castle Hotel ,Ado-Ekiti
In his remark, Chief Alake thanked the people of Ekiti for voting APC in the just contoured gubernatorial election but noted that the people still need orientation as there was relatively low turn out of voters in the last election.
“Ekiti really needs to join the movement and not be left behind as this is our turn Awa lokan” he enthused.“I therefore urge all Ekiti people to get their PVC’s and vote Asiwaju massively just like they have done in the just concluded Ekiti elections” He concluded..
The global Chairman and Convener of the group Hon. Dare Owotomobi in his goodwill message noted that members of the vanguard will not be neglected in the scheme of things because everybody is important.
Owotomobi disclosed that the group has chapters in the 36 states and has been making waves even before Asiwaju Tinubu threw his hat into the ring.
He noted that Ekiti State had not been friendly to pro-Tinubu groups prior to the conclusion of the APC Presudential primaries.
Surveyor Abiodun Aluko in his remark said ” it is a thing of joy to be associated with Asiwaju Tinubu and since the grassroots is where real voting take place members are ready to mobilized massively for Asiwaju Tinubu.
The global chairman also hinted the Ado- Ekiti of the group would be ready for launch soon.
Owotomobi therefore urged members to commence grassroots sensitisation and mobilisation.
He was of the opinion that APC will do better in the presidential elections in Ekiti than what was obtainable in the election.
PRO BAT Vanguard in Diaspora Chief Segun Ajibulu described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a human builder who is passionate about the development of the country.
Hon. Ropo Ige, the State Chairman (BATSV), while encouraging the over 50 people that attended the programme said eminent personalities in the APC are solidly behind the vanguard and that even Asiwaju Tinubu is also with his blessings.“Men of substance are with us, Chieftain like Senator MOB, Minister Adeniyi Adebayo and a host from all the parts of country will join us when we officially launch the movement for Asiwaju.”
The attendance you are seeing here today are those sent invitation, by the time we start our movement it will shake the foundations of Ekiti”
He therefore encouraged members to be stead fast and be ready to work for BAT.
Honorable Aderounmu Grace said Tinubu will not disappoint the people and that it is the joy of every well meaning person to see that he emerges in the Presidential elections next year.
“I have known BAT for years and I can assure you the country is safe with him”she said
Elder Ayobioloja Kehinde and Chief Dayo Fakiade who were both youth leaders at the state and Southwest respectively promised that members will be called into full activeness soon and the thousands man march for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be done.
Other speskers included, the Southwest youth leader, Ayobioloja Kehinde, Ekiti state youth leader, Chief Dayo Fakiade South west zone, Hon. Mrs Ayo Olajide, and the pioneer Commissioner.