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How We Worked For Tinubu’s Victory ctory – BAT Ambassadors

   The President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, being presented with Certificates of Return by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

  The Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Ambassadors, a political pressure group, on Thursday revealed how it campaigned for the victory of Sen. Bola Tinubu for the Feb. 25 presidential election.

The National Coordinator of the group, Chief Jamiu Ekungba, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Ekungba described the election that produced Tinubu as president-elect as one of the most freest and fairest polls in the history of the country.

Ekungba said that during the pre-election period, the group embarked on house-to-house campaign and social interactions in some of the strategic states of the country.

“BAT Ambassadors was conceived by a group of technocrats, professionals and elite in the South West.

“These are people in the past that don’t vote; they are always apolitical.

“These are people that came together to say that past event that had happened in Nigeria should not repeat itself.

“We have our team in 12 states; the six western states, including Edo, Delta, Rivers, Kwara, Kogi and Abuja.

“What we did was to concentrate on the six South West states because we knew quite well that elections are fought and won at the unit level.

‘So, we therefore, built that structure at the unit level in all the states in the south west.

“While in the other states, we allowed them to operate at the state and local government levels.

“So, the system we adopted was we did what is called, ‘house-to-house campaign,’ and we also did what is called ‘social interactions.’

“We worked within the party and sometimes, we worked solemnly without going through the party where we thought it was necessary,” he said.

He said the group also organised a lot of town hall meetings, one of which was to bring Tinubu to Ibadan to interact with the people.

“We were also very strong on social media, where we won the hearts of many young people; the ‘Soro Soke,’

”Because we knew quite alright that the election was going to be tough, particularly for the president-elect in the south west.

“Unlike past elections, there was no election that religious and tribal bigotry was so introduced more than this election,” he said.

Ekungba said this was coupled with the effect of the #ENDSARS protest saga.

According to him, we built a formidable strategy to meet the young people on social media.

He said since the election had been fought and won, it was time for everybody to come together to build the country. (NAN)

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