Ibraheem Hamza Muhammad
Honourable Ali Silas Agara, the National Coordinator of Tinubu-Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, (TSGICC) has announced the dissolution of the council.
He made the announcement on Thursday that TSGICC which campaigned at the grassroots across the country leading to the resounding victory of All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25, 2023 elections has been formally dissolved.
TSGICC otherwise known as APC-ICC has its Headquarters at Ralph Shodeinde Street, CBD, Abuja.
According to him, the Planning and Strategy Committee (PSC) which had existed for over two years under the excellent leadership of some eminent and notable personalities, under whose auspices the TSGICC emerged to drive the successful grassroots-based campaign, approved the dissolution with immediate effect.
“The ICC was a strategic and novel grassroots-based campaign initiative which was personally conceived by the President-elect and delicately nurtured by chieftains of PSC to drive the grassroots-based campaigns with popular appeal for massive impact.”
Honourable Ali Silas Agara who is the immediate past Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State said, the dissolution of the TSGICC is coming in the wake of a similar move a few days ago by the APC ruling party which dissolved the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) after September 2022 when it set it up to spearhead its campaign for the presidential elections.
According to him, the TSGICC was specifically set up shortly after the emergence of the PCC to complement the latter by driving the campaigns to the nooks and crannies also known as the grassroots across the country. By this dissolution of the ICC, further execution of its plans, policies and programmes contained in its operational document is hereby dissolved.
The Politician sressed that the decision to dissolve the Council was taken by the leaders of the PSC shortly after the safe return to the country of our President-elect. They reviewed the operations of the TSGICC and expressed satisfaction with its numerous accomplishments such as its dogged door-to-door campaigns by its directorates, departments, support groups, members and millions of our foot soldiers across the entire country which gave the President-elect a resounding victory in the elections.
Honourable Agara said, “As National Coordinator under whose command the crucial assignments were successfully conducted with ruthless efficiency, it is with humility that I hereby thank the two Deputy National Coordinators, the Secretary, my management team, directorate leaders, State/LGAs Coordinators, committee members, other leaders of ICC offices across board and the entire members in the various states of the Federation for working selflessly and assiduously in the face of life-threatening odds before, during and after the elections.
“Let me seize this opportunity to give assurance that your efforts are well appreciated by the President-elect. I therefore urge you to continue to keep hope alive in line with his campaign Manifesto and mantra of Renewed Hope
“I am fully convinced that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration is a divine gift to all Nigerians. I am certain that his government will raise the bar of good governance to deliver the greatest good to the greatest number of the Nigerian people in a manner capable of meeting the genuine yearnings and aspirations of all Nigerians irrespective of race, creed, region, religion and political affiliation.” He said.
Mr. Ali Silas Agara said that TSGICC kick-started the campaign last year, pounding the grassroots and countryside with uncommon drive, devotion and determination, brushing aside challenges, engaging the Nigerian people, urging them to invest their hopes and destinies in the Tinubu/Shettima ticket. They listened, believed, and decided to give APC their votes. Today, they assure them that they will not regret doing so. The incoming government is the Nigerian peoples’ government in which all have a stake. The President-elect has already said he heard them loud and clear, particularly the youth, the future hope of our nation.
The National Coordinator said as a team, they fought a good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. They will continue to keep hope alive. The President-elect is back and knows what to do being fully refreshed and burning with energy. With his crack team, he is even more eager to roll and hit the ground running, employing the immense good will at his disposal. The Nigerian people cannot wait to begin to see positive changes in their lives.
HonourableAli Silas Agara said, “I thank the President-elect and the Vice President-elect for giving my team the platform and rare privilege to work for his eventual victory at the polls. We do not take it for granted. We shall live to cherish it forever.
“The real task of nation-building is now more than ever. It requires the collective collaboration of all progress-minded Nigerians at home and abroad. And Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”