Supporters of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a presidential campaign movement tagged, ‘The South-West Agenda’ in readiness for his 2023 presidency bid.
Earlier on Monday, a campaign committee led by former Minister of Works, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, from Ekiti State, visited the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and that of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, for prayers.
Although Tinubu haven’t clarified his ambition on becoming the next president, beliefs were widespread that the former Lagos State governor has his eye on the presidency in 2023.
Present at the Mauve 21 Event Centre venue on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, of the inauguration of SWAGA 2023 campaign were political league and followers of the National Leader of the APC.
Among who were present are former minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; Chairman, Planning Committee of SWAGA 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Senator Adesoji Akanbi, representing Oyo South Senatorial District; former House of Representatives member, Otunba Abayomi Ogunnusi.
Adeyeye in his comment explained that, “For the discerning mind, 2023 election is already on the front burner of national discourse. The discussion right now everywhere in the country is about what should and should not happen in 2023. That being the case, it is imperative that we should be part of these national discussions and activities.
“We are asking him to come out and we are asking the entire people of the South-West to rally round him to make him the next president of Nigeria. Every geo-political zone in the South has the right to produce a candidate, but the one that work harder would emerge. Don’t forget, all the citizens of Nigeria will vote to choose the next president.”
Ikuforiji said, “In Asiwaju, you have a very great democrat. How much of a visionary leader he is; those who knew Lagos before 1999 would recall for instance that at Oshodi, where there are three lanes, refuse covered two lanes. Today, Lagos is a source of pride to all Nigeria.
“There is no country in the entire Nigeria that can compete with Lagos. If you take Lagos out of Nigeria, Lagos becomes the fifth largest economy in Nigeria. He brought in politicians as well as technocrats. That has resulted to the country we have today. This is not about Bola Tinubu it is about how Nigeria could be well.”
Tinubu, a former governor and the National Leader of the APC was described as the architect to the development of Lagos State.