Push News International : October 5th, 2021
Lagos monarchs within the Badagry Division have endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidency.
They described Tinubu, a former Lagos Governor, as the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
The traditional rulers made the pronouncement at a town hall meeting organized by the South West Agenda (SWAGA’23) on Sunday.
They were Oba Momodu Afolabi, Onijanikin of Ijanikin; Oba Nofiu Dada Elete of Ete Kingdom; Oba Abideen Adekanbi, Osolu of Osolu Kingdom; Oba Mobadenle Oyekan Onilado of Ilado; Oba Caleb Adeniyi, Olojo of Ojo; Oba N. A. Akinyemi, Alabirun of Ikare Kingdom.
others are Oba Taofik Adegboyega, Alahun of Imore Apapa; Oba Gausu Rasak Ovaria of Ibeshe; Oba Kasumu Kosoko, Elekunpa of Ekunpa Kingdom; Oba Musiliu Adio Yussuf, Onisiwo of Tarkwa Bay; Oba Olayinka Lateef, Alado of Ado Kingdom.
The rest included Oba Adesina Asade; Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom; Oba Sherif Adesina Bello Onigbanko of Igbanko Kingdom, and Oba Josiah Ilemobade Aina, Oloto of Oto Kingdom.
SWAGA’23 National Chairman, Senator Dayo Adeyeye thanked the traditional leaders for the endorsement.
He noted that the Buhari administration will end in May 2023 and it will be fair that the presidency is zoned to South-West.
“It is widely known that Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s philanthropic gestures is second to none. He equally fought for Nigeria’s democracy and performed brilliantly as a governor.
“I want to categorically submit that Tinubu’s case has gone beyond Lagos as most political parties have endorsed him in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo States,” Adeyeye said.
SWAGA’23, the main body currently promoting Tinubu’s candidacy, earlier visited the Oni of Ife, Oluwo of Iwo, Alafin of Oyo, Olubadan of Ibadan, Alake of Egba, among others.
The movement is continuing further consultations, according to Kafilat Ogbara, Secretary of the Lagos chapter.
In another development Push News International can confirm that Tinubu campaign posters flooded Lagos State.
2023 Presidential campaign posters of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu have flooded Lagos, despite not publicly declaring his intention to run for the office.
Tinubu’s posters for the election were seen in many strategic areas of the state, including Ojota, Maryland , Ketu Ikeja, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, Ikotun, Igando and Ojuelegba.
The campaign group rooting for candidateture of the former Lagos governor, Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA’23), has began its sensitisation, consultation and mobilisation tour in the state.
SWAGA’23, which is being led by a former Minister of works and Media Adviser to the late Chief Moshood Abiola, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has 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.
The group began its sensitisation, consultation and mobilisation tour in Lagos with a visit to traditional rulers in Badagry, Ikeja, and Lagos Divisions to seek for their support.
Speaking after meeting with traditional rulers in the three divisions of the state, Adeyeye said the group had been strengthened to forge ahead 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 2023 presidential
According to the National Chairman of SWAGA 23, Tinubu is preferred for the highest service, having demonstrated that capacity as a former governor of Lagos.
Stressing that Tinubu is eminently qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, Adeyeye said the ex-governor will build on the achievements of his 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, an economic problem solver and a bridge builder.
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