The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State yesterday said it had begun mobilizing thousands of its supporters in Ejigbo area of Lagos through door-to-door campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other party members in the state vying for electoral positions.
Speaking at the flag off the ‘Get out and vote for APC candidate’ at the Ejigbo mini-stadium, in Ejigbo, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan who led the group, said the Mandate Movement (TMM), an arm of the party in Ejigbo was driving the move with a view to ensuring that APC record landslide victory in the area for all party candidates.
According to him, the TMM which was fully and irrevocably committed to the principles and agenda of the APC would serve as a vanguard to promote, protect and propagate the party’s manifesto.
Bamgbetan said: “The role of tendencies in parties is to act as energisers at critical periods, interpret the manifesto in a manner that advances its interests and the full development of the populace. We are aware that the general election is near. On February 16, we shall go to the polls to elect our president, our senator, our member of the Federal House of Representatives. On March 2, we shall return to the polling booths to elect our governor and member of the House of Assembly.
“Our party, the APC, needs all the support it requires to accomplish this task. We are competing with over 60 parties nationwide and no fewer than 40 parties are contesting with us in the Oshodi-Isolo constituency 2. In an electioneering period such as this, it is normal for other parties to try to put down the Herculean and heroic efforts of the Asiwaju movement which has moved from the Alliance for Democracy to the Action Congress and now the All Progressives Congress.”