Ooni emerges grand Patron of Jagaban Maritime, Group gets Omisore’s endorsement.
Ooni emerges grand Patron of Jagaban Maritime, Group gets Omisore's endorsement.
…group elects executives
A Maritime support group for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu known as Jagaban Maritime Network(JMN), has inaugurated its interim executive that will steer its affairs pending when the group will constitute the full executive in May, 2022
The Director General of the Tinubu support group, Oluwasegun Adefioye told journalists that shortly after inaugurating it’s executives that the group needed effective participation of all members because the group intended to extend the forum to other states of the federation.
According to him, the group already has members from Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, among other states of the federation.
He added that the group already had the consent of the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Iyiola Omisore who he said, promised to work with the group.
“We need the participation of all. We need to extend this forum to other states because am sure that we are getting attention.
“We had a press conference few days ago on Asiwaju’s mandate.
They will be expecting the south-west leaders of APGA in APC.
“Thank God we have Ogun State representative here who is our coordinator for Ogun states.
We have Oyo while we look out for Ekiti, Ondo and Osun. We need to put heads together before we go into a meeting with them to iron things out.
“In my discussion with Omisore yesterday, immediately he comes back, he will take us to Gov Gboyega Oyetola. So if you know anyone that can function well, bring them.
Some of our members in position in some LGAs are not here today.
“We want to innaugurate our officers today so that it will not be one man show. We need active and participatory members not dormant. We need team work. That’s why our slogan is, “your success is my success”.
“Life grand patron of this body is Oba Ooni of Ife,” he stated.
Also speaking, General Secretary, Rasheed Son Okalekan, described Tinubu as a light that gives light to another.
He slammed.those who described Tinubu as an old man saying Tinubu is light that will definitely illuminate the country.
His words, “Jagaban is light, someone asked why must we be following an old man, but we are asking, have you seen,
What does light lose in lighting another light, has a candle lost anything in lighting another candle? That’s who Jagaban is.
“Sincerely speaking well meaning Nigerians need to talk Jagaban into contesting.
“He is not supposed to be doing the consultation, we are supposed to be doing the consultation for him not him doing it
“He is doing so because he is so sure of what he is doing and what he wants, we will go on our own consultation, we will go back to those that have held reception for him to thank them, that we appreciate them for welcoming our principal.
“We will let them know that he is light, and let all see him as light and wish to benefit from this light.”
Mrs Omolara Fadahunsi, state women leader of JMN quipped that she was part of the group when it metamorphosed from APGA to APC when it was called Right Initiate Forum during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
She said the group was reconstituted to support the presidential bid.of Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023 saying if you have the opportunity to see the former governor of Lagos state one on one, one would know that he is a nice man that has the masses at heart.
Extolling the virtues of Tinubu, Fadahunsi said that “Asiwaju made Lagos; changed the face of Lagos he met. He brought LAWMA that made Lagos clean.
“He likes women, he likes to favour them especially we women in politics. He has made so many women in Lagos and across Nigeria.
“He made such women as Hon. Kemi Nelson, H/E Joke Orolope, Abike Dabiri etc. he has encouraged women so much in the past.
“He has always championed affirmative action for women. With Asiwaju presence now, we will go back to the women. We will encourage them to be optimistic this time that they will no longer be looked down on. With Asiwaju on the driver’s seat, our prayers as women have been answered.
“I have been in this group before it metamorphosed from APGA to APC.
From that name to Right Initiate Forum during the regime of Ambode, now we are Jagaban Maritime Forum to support the aspiration of our father, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for president in 2023.
“We can all attest to the leadership qualities of Asiwaju. All you are seeing here in Lagos are foundation laid by Asiwaju.
Mega city dream came under him.
“Those saying Asiwaju is sick and old is because they are not close to him. If you are close to him, you will know he is a man of God.
“We will mobilize our women in all the 57 LGAs&LCDAs by our next meeting, we will mobilize more women.
The turnout will marvel you.
The youth leader of the group, Olukayode Ojeleye while speaking, promised to mobilised youths across the Nation to support Tinubu’s presidential bid and non politicians alike so that the aspirant can liberate the country.
“We will reach out to non politicians, internalize with them, convince them to register and get their voters’ card.
“Our major concern at present is to win the primary election, that will determine our direction.
“I will use my good relationship with the youths who have always supported me at very many times I have contested elections.
The new executives include; Hon. Olusegun Adefioye as the Director General, Elder Oyetola Oyewole as the Deputy DG, Mrs Omolara Fadahunsi as the Women leader, Rasheed Solomon Okalekan as the Generals Secretary and Kokawole Gbadegesin is the Assistant Secretary General
Others are: Alhaja Savage, Zonal Women Leader, Lagos Central, Mrs Oyeladu, Zonal Women leader, Lagos East, Mrs Mary Akinwande, Zonal Women leader, Lagos West. Chief Tobun, Welfare Officer, Mrs Bosede Olabiran, Assistant Welfare Officer
Olaitan Ajisafe, Financial Secretary, Mrs Gafar Ruth, Assistant Financial Secretary, Elizabeth Oyekan, Treasurer, Comrade Joseph Adeleye Adebusoye, Public Relations Officer, Chibuzor Mbanefo, Assistant PRO, Abel Agbonjimi, Social Secretary and Adenije Akogun, Assistant Social Secretary.
Hon. Leke Alimi, Organising Secretary, Alhaja Idris, Assistant Organising Secretary, Hon. Kayode Ojeleye, Youth Leader,
The state coordinators are: Sunday Abidunrin, Oyo; Adedoyin Alalade, Ogun;
Local Government Coordinators: Pastor Tijani, Eti Osa; Ogunyemi Ebenezer, Ikorodu; Prince Kayode Olayisade, Lagos Mainland.
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