- Moshood Salvador, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says no Yoruba leader can stop Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from seeking to be president in 2023
- Salvador also blasts an Afenifere chieftain for saying the 2023 presidency should be ceded to the south east
- The former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants Afenifere to focus on suggesting solutions to the country's problems
The 2023 presidential ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot be stopped, a chieftain of the party, Moshood Salvador, has said.
Salvador made the declaration in his warning to the Afenifere, other bodies and Yoruba leaders allegedly trying to scuttle the ambition.
The APC chieftain said those fighting against Tinubu’s ambition are already engaged in a lost battle.
Salvador, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, slammed the leaders of the Afenifere for reportedly kicking against Tinubu’s ambition.
This Day reports that the party chief said nothing can stop the move once it is approved by God.
He argued that it was wrong for any Yoruba leader to oppose a man from the region who seeks such a top office as, to him, this amounts to treason against the people.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a Yoruba leader, had said the presidency should be ceded to the south east to further foster unity.
The Yoruba leader also described Tinubu as day-dreaming in his ambition to be president in 2023.
Salvador said instead of 2023, the leaders should be speaking about solutions to issues affecting the Yoruba people and the country.
He accused the Yoruba leaders of earlier working against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and, instead, endorsing the opposition in the recently held presidential election.
While arguing that no Yoruba leader in the country had empowered the people like Tinubu, Salvador warned against inciting statements against the man he described as bringing the south west to the ‘centre of governance’.
“These leaders forget that Nigeria is practicing party politics and in a party politics, any candidate can emerge.
“It is left for the party and the presidential candidate to reach out to other tribes for support. It is the people who now decide who becomes the president not an individual or group of people,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state recently insisted that his statement against godfatherism in Lagos was not directed at Bola Tinubu.
The Kaduna governor had spoken at a programme in Lagos where he condemned godfatherism which many interpreted as an attack against Tinubu.
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