Onward Movement of Nigeria, a socio-political movement is setting the pace in hurling support behind candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) within Ikorodu Division, Lagos State and Nigeria in general.
Canvassing eligible voters and creating awareness across communities on practical ways to vote in the forthcoming elections, the movement is evaluated as one of the largest in structure.
As APC Ikorodu Constituency 1 flagged off its campaign for the Lagos State House of Assembly on the 13th of February 2023, the socio-political movement did not disappoint, turning out en mass to assist Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye, the party’s aspirant.
Established by the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and Ikorodu constituency 1 Representative, Hon. SOB Agunbiade, the group stormed Ita-Elewa Open space, the venue for the flag-off campaign event in their colourful native attire.
Olowolagba Olawale, Onward Movement of Nigeria, principal coordinator in Ikorodu North LCDA, explained that all Onward members are APC members, and the group support all candidates backed by the party.
Accentuating the leadership traits of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Ikorodu Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR, Ikorodu constituency 1 and 2 aspirants, Gbolahan Ogunleye and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro, Mr Olawale noted that Onward members are ready to propel all aspirants to triumph.
Olu Omoniyi, media director of the group disclosed to Ikorodu News Network (INN) that the socio-political movement is not just coming out to compliment the flagship campaign, but OMN is part of the system, set up to project the All Progressive Congress party’s agendas.
According to Omoniyi, the group has invested enormously in the electoral season by reaching out to non-members in a bid to convince them to get involved and endorse the party’s quest for a landslide victory.
He continued, “Onward Movement of Nigeria, just like the name, we’re operating at a National scale, pressing towards realising a better Nigeria for all”.
“Here in Ikorodu, we’re well structured across the LG/LCDAs, that’s why you can see our massive representatives from different wards present to support OGA” Omoniyi asserted
Hon. SOB Agunbiade, who was initially represented by the group, later made himself available at the climax of the campaign, joining Apex Leaders, council bosses, party aspirants and followers to mouthpiece backings for his successor.
Agunbiade thanked the party leaders for consolidating its followers, explaining that as long as the party stays united, victory is assured on all fronts during the elections.