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2023: Tinubu to run for President, Ex-Senators

2023: Tinubu to run for President, Ex-Senators



A group of former senators, House of Representatives members and other politicians across the Southwest geo-political zone has urged the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest as president in the 2023 election.

They spoke on Tuesday at the unveiling of the group’s logo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The group is christened South West Agenda (SWAGA) and led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye.

It comprises politicians including the immediate former Oyo State Deputy Governor Alake Adeyemo, Senator Adesoji Akanbi and former members of House of Representatives, including Bosun Oladele and Rotimi Makinde.

Membership of the group spreads across the six states in the Southwest.

Also in attendance yesterday were former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji; his Ogun State counterpart, Suraj Adekunbi and Senator Abu Ibrahim (Kastina South) who was represented by Dr. Aliyu Zakari-Diya.

The National Coordinator, Northern Region Support Tinubu for 2023, Hamman Dikko, was also there.

They urged Tinubu to contest.

The group started the campaign on Monday with visits to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III during which they conveyed its agenda to the leading monarchs.

 




The group said members came together to actualise the agenda for the Southwest to produce the next President in 2023. 

It has Senator Adesoji Akanbi as Vice Chairman and Bosun Oladele as Secretary.

Other members include Otunba Abayomi Ogunnusi.

Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara, Oyetunde Ojo, Deji Jakande and Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde (aka Abena), Senators Musiliu Obanikoro and Adeseye Ogunlewe.

Asiwaju Tinubu, who is a former governor of Lagos State, led the formation of the APC and emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as APC presidential candidate in 2014.

Adeyeye told the two monarchs that SWAGA was aimed at ensuring that an electable political leader from the Southwest gets the necessary support to succeed President Buhari in 2023.

He noted that Asiwaju Tinubu possesses all the qualities and experiences needed to lead Nigeria as the next President.

Besides, Adeyeye revealed that there was an agreement among APC leaders during the 2015 election that presidential power would rotate to the South after President Buhari’s eight-year tenure.
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