By Edeki Igafe, Warri.
A socio-political group, South-South Movement for Tinubu/Shettima, has urged Nigerians to shun campaigns of calumny against the candidacy of Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.
The group made the call in a communique issued at the end of its meeting on Monday in Warri, made available to newsmen.
The communique was jointly signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Besidone Eyengho; Dr Emem Wills, National Secretary; Thank God Deizigha, National Organising Secretary; Nwulu Uche, National Publicity Secretary; George Ogaga, State Coordinator and Abu Momodu, a member.
The meeting was attended by the senatorial coordinators and delegates from the six states in the South-South geo-political zone.
The group in the communique, described the campaigns of calumny against Tinubu/Shettima as “part of the antics of desperate and drowning politicians”.
It said that Tinubu/Shettima was the best choice and answer to the multi-faceted problems confronting Nigeria.
The group, however, called on stakeholders in the South-South region to “embrace the ticket to guarantee a prosperous Nigeria.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is hale, hearty, agile and fit to tackle the challenges and demands of a prosperous Nigeria.
“Sincere and concerted efforts should be made to return the South-South fully into the mainstream of national politics, in order to ensure meaningful and accelerated development in the region.
“The Tinubu/Shettima ticket will return the country to a path of sustainable peace, socio-economic growth and development,” it said.