By Akeem Abas
An anonymous staunch supporter of Sen. Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, has donated a two-storey building to the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in the South-West.
Alhaji Mutiu Are-led Contact and Mobilisation Directorate of PCC in the South-West, took possession of the edifice on Thursday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the magnificent building is few metres away from the residence of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in Oke-Bola area of Ibadan.
The building has about 12 rooms for offices, waiting rooms, stores, canteen and parking space.
NAN reports that the Contact and Mobilisation Committee Directors were in Ibadan for a strategic brain storming session aimed at revving presidential campaign activities in the South-West.
Speaking after inspection of the building, Are expressed satisfaction with the quality, location and suitability of the building.
He said the donor was supporting the campaign, because he believed Tinubu would run a government that would guarantee peace, unity and prosperity in every part of the country.
“This beautiful edifice has been donated by one of the strongest believers in the
Tinubu’s dream to aid the Contact and Mobilisation Committee in the South-West
“We have just inspected the building. We have also done sundry checks on it and we found it excellent in all aspects.
“The location, here, Oke Bola, close to the residence of our great leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, is symbolic,” he said.
Are said he was really moved with the level of enthusiasm and commitment shown by the donor who did not want to be named.
He said that the donor was still evidently mobilising people across the country in support of the Tinubu-Shettima presidential ambition.
According to him, the building to serve as the South-West Secretariat for Tinubu-Shettima Campaign will help in enhancing organisation and expansion of the activities of the campaign council.
“It will enable the council to attend more effectively with myriads of support groups, associations and volunteers, daily indicating interests in the Tinubu Presidential bid.
“Of all the candidates, only Tinubu has been consistently unswerving as a progressive politician, he has all his life been following Awolowo’s footsteps, playing progressive and development politics.
“Now, having our South-West Campaign Secretariat near Awolowo’s House is very exciting.
“My committee members and I are fascinated about it. This building is suitable for the purposes of our campaigns. We are very grateful to the donor,” Are said.
Commenting, Mrs Wunmi Ohwovoriole, Secretary of the committee, expressed satisfaction with the quality and symbolic location of the building.
Ohwovoriole appreciated the closeness of the building to the house of the late Awolowo, whom she described, as the bastion of progressive politics in Nigeria.
“Talking about the location of the building, it is also instructive; it is located in the heart of Ibadan. It is accessible and quite significant that we have such a big office here.
“The donor has been magnanimous enough to give us such a place and we are very grateful to him,” she said.
Ohwovoriole said that the facility would benefit the work of the campaign council, especially in the coordination of hundreds of groups, associations and volunteers working tirelessly toward Tinubu’s victory.
Among the executive members of the Contact and Mobilisation Committee on the inspection tour were: Titi Oseni; Kaoli Olusanya; Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle; Bamidele Faparusi and Waheed Akanbi.
Others were: Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan; Kolawole Kingsley; Adekunle Olayinka; Nkem Sofela; Olayinka Shitta-Lawal; Falade Barde; Segun Fawibe; Ramoni Rotimi; Toyosi Kolade; Amb. Olugbanmu Adetokunbo; Aina Adebayo; Mathew Sunday and Dayo Iyaniwura.(NAN)
Edited by Olagoke Olatoye