APC Independent Campaign Council (ICC) Lagos for Asiwaju/Shettima & Sanwoolu/Hamzat Stormed Cotonou Diaspora Campaign Rally


A strong contingent of APC ICC Lagos, Dispora Directorate took off from Falomo jetty on Friday to the Republic Of Benin enroute Cotonou via Port Novo marine boarder post from where fancy Toyota coaster buses were waiting to pick and ferry the contingent to the stadium ( Stade Rene Pleven De Cotonou ) in the center of the country’s capital.

Princess Adeshola Haastrup and other members of the ICC Diaspora Directorate at the event

The ICC Diaspora contingent’s mission was to visit Nigerian Diasporans in neighbouring countries who had been registered voters in possession of PVCs to support and endorse APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Lagos State APC Gubernatorial Candidate Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu which was accomplished as they arrived on time at the venue despite the unconventional means of transportation and the endorsement rally well attended at an almost full capacity stadium.

ICC Diaspora Directorate members at the Port Novo marine border

ICC Lagos Diaspora delegate fully represented by directorate members which include Hons. Owolabi Ajenifuja, Akinkunmi Bello, Adegbokan Adesanya Brian, Ayodele Onanuga and others was led by Princess Adesola Haastrup, Deputy Director (USA) who also doubles as secretary of the Directorate and Engr. Bola Babarinde, Deputy Director (South Africa), others are Ms Olaiya Abiola Rukayat who represented the Director of the directorate, Mayor Olufemi Akanbi Okeowo who was unavoidably absent due to some unrest in his local government (Ifelodun LCDA), where he is presiding over as Council Chairman.

Members of the contingent at the township stadium Stade Rene Pleven De Cotonou

In attendance are all the Chairmen with their exco and National advisory council members of APC ECOWAS G6 members, the G6 countries comprises of Republic of Benin, Ghana, Togo, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire (formerly known as Ivory Coast) while Nigerian students in the West African countries made a very great representation, the market women of Nigeria’s descent show their love as well as hordes of wives of Nigerians who are nationalities of host countries (G6)

The overwhelming warm welcome by the the leadership of the G6 headed by Hon. Adebowale Adeyemo who is incidentally the current Chairman of APC in Republic of Benin is worthy of note and impressive while commendations were also showered on GM/ CEO of Lagos State Ferry Services, Hon Ladi Balogun for professional conduct of his LAGFERRY team which handled the logistics of transporting the ICC Lagos contingents to Badagry and Cotonou safely and smoothly made party faithfuls enjoyed the seamless journey that was carnival like.

Members of the contingent in a group photograph with GM/ CEO of LAGFERRY, Hon Ladi Balogun.

The ECOWAS G6 executives across West Africa countries that are present led by Deputy Director General, Hon Prince Obilade Wasiu Akinloye and Women Leader, Madam Rose Oluwabukola promised our incoming President Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu a whopping 500,000 votes while Governor Sanwoolu should be expecting a minimum of 200,000 voters from their territories.


Bello Akinkunmi Yakub, Member, Diaspora Directorate Of The Independent Campaign Council.