Members of Arewa Community across the south-west have declared their support for Bola Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2023 elections.
The group made the declaration on Friday in Ibadan at inaugural meeting of the APC South-West Arewa Community and Declaration of Door to Door Campaign.
In his remarks, Alhaji Sa’adu Dandare, the APC Chairman of the group in the South-West, said that it is necessary for Tinubu to emerge as the next President of Nigeria.
Dandare urged Nigerians to vote for competence ahead of religion, saying that there was need for the people to unite in the interest of the country.
He said that the group would mobilise support for victory of Tinubu and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, as well as other APC candidates in the country.
The group chairman said that the coming together of Arewa leaders has wide acceptability and huge strength of mobilisation.
“We, the leadership of the Arewa Community, are determined to regulate our teeming population to avoid influx of bad elements coming into our long age settlement to perpetrate evil acts.
“We are also resolute to legitimately protect our law-abiding members who are victims of circumstance,” he said.
Dandare said that the inaugural meeting had boosted the confidence and morale of their teeming members across the region.
“We have been tasked to immediately set up a strategic team to implement our major pattern which is the “Door to Door” campaign.
“Over time, this has been identified as our best strategy for delivering huge votes for our dear party across different settlements in the South-West,” he said.
The chairman said that the composition of the movement made it a major force very significant toward delivering massive support for the APC.
The chairman of eah of the six states in the region spoke on pairing of the candidates, urging others to not allow religion becloud their voting decision.