The SouthWest Agenda 2023 group has boasted that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will get 12 or 13 million votes out of the estimated 20 million votes from the southwest in 2023.
Senator Adeyeye boasted that just like President Buhari who raked 12 million votes from the north before the 2015 elections, Tinubu will also get at least 12 million votes from the southwest.
In a bid to secure victory, Adeyeye said it is important that everyone in the southwest where Tinubu hails from support him.
The SWAGA chairman said traditional rulers in the Yoruba dominated region are also in support of Tinubu’s 2023 presidential bid.
Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Lado Suleja, has explained his reason for addressing Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president when he and some of his colleagues visited the former Lagos governor in London.
In an interview with Daily Trust, the Niger state lawmaker noted that by his utterance he was not trying to imply that Nigeria has two sitting presidents.
Instead, Suleja noted that his remark was futuristic which was why he ended it with Insha Allah, which means by God’s grace.
He said that there is expectation and hope that Tinubu will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming2023 presidential election, PM News reports.
His words:“No, we don’t have two presidents, maybe you didn’t listen to the video very well because when I said Mr President,Insha Allah followed it, which means by God’s grace.
“We're praying for him to become the future president of Nigeria. We've only one president who is President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of our party and our mentor but we are praying for Asiwaju to be the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and continue from where President Buhari will stop. That is what I meant.”
In another development, the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s chieftain, Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi has said that those whipping up sentiments about age are threatened by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s chance of becoming the next president.
The APC chieftain said their campaigns of calmuny will fail, urging patriotic Nigerians who want Tinubu to contest to remain committed to their lofty cause.
Daily Trust reports that Akanbi, who represented Oyo South District in the Upper Chamber, on Wednesday, October 6,noted that the antecedent and capacity should be the yardstick for measuring an aspirant’s suitability for the 2023 presidential race.
Akanbi made this disclsosure in Badagry, Lagos State, during the on-going tour of the state by the South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) 2023, a report by Daily Trust also indicate.
He said the youths should root for a presidential aspirant with evidence of quality service delivery.
The politician said:"It’s not a matter of being young; it’s a matter of marketing a product. We are talking about empirical evidences; what he has done in the past and presently doing.”
Akanbi also noted that Asiwaju Tinubu has demonstrated that he is a leader who spots and utilises human talents to achieve results.
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