By Adeniyi Ibraheem
A vibrant and young grassroot mobilizer and media guru has made the national campaign council list for Osun State gubernatorial elections.
The All Progressives Congress APC has named one of the shining light and vibrant journalist in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of Lagos State, Hon. Tunde Rufai as member of the party National Campaign Council for Osun State Governorship Election slated to hold on 16th of July, 2022.
The Ifako-Ijaiye media guru and special adviser on Media and publicity to a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rasheed Makinde was nominated in a national campaign committee to be chaired by the Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, Dr. Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano Co-Chairman, Governor Fayemi of Ekiti State as Vice Chairman, Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Senators, Ministers and members of House of Representatives.
The Minister for Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola amongst other top APC bigwigs across the nation are also members of the committee.
Rufai’s nomination was due to his commitment, dedication, doggedness and loyalty to the party over the years.
The inauguration for the National Campaign Council which has been slated for Thursday, 23rd of June, 2022 will take place at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja and will be led by the National Chairman of the party Senator Abdulahi Adamu and other National Working Committee, NWC.
Hon. Tunde Rufai selection as member of the committee was borne out of his experience over the years in media, grassroot politicking, and mobilisation strategy.
In a telephone conversation with our correspondence, after the list was displayed on all social media platforms, Tunde Rufai decribed his selection as a call to serve the party and give his best to the success of Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the forthcoming Osun State Governorship election.
“It is call to serve my party and the nation which I will do diligently.” Rufai said.
“Over the years, we have been clamouring for youth inclusiveness in the running affairs of our nation and party, now the time has come.
“The party has shown today that youth inclusiveness is key and ready carry the youth along towards the forthcoming general elections.
“It is a big plus for me and the entire Ifako-Ijaye youth, party leaders and stalwarts, as one of their son, I will be representing them alongside other prominent members of the party which will give us a leverage in the future.
“The success of APC in Osun State Governorship election is paramount and sacrosanct, as this will give our presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu a boost.
Hon. Rufai continued by thanking the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, his Deputy Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa the national youth leader, Hon. Dayo Israel Abdulahi for the opportunity.
He also thanked his principal Hon. Rasheed Makinde for the trust repose in him and opportunity to flourish under his tutelage.