As part of efforts to reinforce themselves as the 2019 elections approach, members of a socio-political group- Ajumose Coalition Movement, ACM, founded by erstwhile caretaker chairman of Ibadan North West local government area, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, have adopted a new name.
At an inclusive stakeholders’ meeting held at state secretariat of the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association(NATA), Olomi, Ibadan, the organisation, comprising of over 158 trades and religious associations changed its name to Itesiwaju-Oyo Coalition Movement, ICM, with ‘Tiwa N Tiwa’ as its slogan.
This is just as members of the group expressed total confidence what they described as the “dynamic leadership of the pioneer coordinator, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun”, restating their total commitment and support towards the growth and development of the group.
The decision to rename and reposition the organisation for future engagements, according to a communique issued after the meeting, was “unanimously reached at the expansive gathering where its previous activities in the stability of the social, economic and political affairs of the state since formation were reviewed.”
It was learnt that the group, coordinated by the former scribe of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Oyo State was formed to mobilise support for Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the party- ACN and APC in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
At the meeting, members of the organisation expressed their readiness to participate in the forthcoming general elections by sensitising and mobilising about one million people of the state and also serve as campaigners of new dawn of good governance in the elections, especially in the state.
Meanwhile, efforts at easing the burden of members of the group got a huge boost as it has entered into a partnership deal with an Ibadan-based Non-Government Organisation(NGO)- Pillars and Vision Foundation to empower the affiliated units of the group against the militating economic hardship in their various areas of specialisation.