2023: South-West Traditional Rulers Woo Tinubu For Presidency


The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been described as a great national asset, proactive talents hunter, mentor, humane, and economic problem solver and a bridge builder.

A campaign group canvassing for candidature of the former Lagos State governor, South-West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA’23), made this observation at the beginning of its one-week sensitisation, consultation and mobilisation tour in the state at the palace of Onigando of Igando, Oba Lasisi Gbadebo in Lagos, on Monday.

Prominent monarchs at the event, including Ojora of Ijora Land, Fatai Ojora, Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, Elegushi of Ikateland and others, endorsed the candidature of Tinubu, and beckoned on him to contest for president.

The group was led by former Minister of Works and Media Adviser to the late Moshood Abiola, Dayo Adeyeye.

The group had recently inaugurated chapters in Osun, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti states after its regional inauguration in Ibadan, the political headquarters of Western Nigeria, on December 15, 2020.

Despite the non-declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest for 2023 presidential election, as his posters for the poll have flooded Lagos metropolis.

Tinubu’s posters for the poll were seen in many strategic areas of the state, such as Ojota, Maryland , Ketu Ikeja, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, Ikotun, Igando, Ojuelegba among others.

The group explains that it began its sensitization drive, consultation and mobilisation tour in Lagos with a visit to traditional rulers in Badagry, Ikeja, and Lagos Divisions to seek their support.

Speaking after meeting with traditional rulers in the three divisions of the state, Adeyeye said, the SWAGA had been strengthened in its consultations because of the positive responses by millions of Nigerians.

He urged the traditional rulers in the areas visited to prevail on Tinubu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

According to the National Chairman of SWAGA 23, “Tinubu is preferred for the highest service, having demonstrated that capacity as former governor of Lagos State.

“Tinubu is eminently qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, as he has built on the achievements recorded by the administration and inspire a new hope in the future of the country.”

Adeyeye described Tinubu as a great national asset, a hunter for talent, a lover of human development, and economic problem solver and a bridge builder.

“We are here to visit the traditional rulers because they are a vital element in governance, we were in Badagry yesterday; today, we met with the monarchs in Ikeja Division and Lagos Division”, he said.

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SWAGA Secretary, Lagos chapter, Khafilat Ogbara, said their visit to the traditional rulers was purposely for sensitization, consultation and mobilisation of people in different areas of the state ahead of the inauguration of the group in the state.

They all also lent their voices to the agitation for his candidature while praying for successful outing for the group.

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