- Staunch supporters and loyalists of Bola Ahmed Tinubu are taking bold steps to actualise a president from the southwest
- Members of SWAGA, a campaign movement for the APC national leader launched a presidential campaign for 2023
- SWAGA initiated the ‘Bola Tinubu for President’ campaign in Ibadan, Oyo state capital
Ahead of the next presidential election in Nigeria, devoted loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu have launched a campaign in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
In a report by The Nation, supporters of the former Lagos governor who are made up of former senators, House of Representatives members, and some other politicians across southwest states initiated the ‘Bola Tinubu for President’.
The group which has already been christened Southwest Agenda (SWAGA), started the 2023 presidential campaign with visits to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, canvassing for a Tinubu presidency.
Members of the group conveyed their agenda to the monarchs which is to ensure that an electable political leader from the southwest succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
According to Dayo Adeyeye, the chairman and a former senator from Ekiti state, members of SWAGA came together to actualise the agenda for Nigeria's next president to be from the southwest.
He stressed that all the qualities and experience needed to lead Nigeria is embodied in Tinubu.
Adeyeye also said there was an agreement among APC leaders during the 2015 election that at the end of Buhari’s eight-year tenure the presidential power will rotate to the south.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Tinubu has been given the nods to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as his staunch supporters met in Ibadan, on Tuesday, December 15, to launch a presidential campaign movement tagged "The South-West Agenda (SWAGA)" for him.
Although he is yet to make an official declaration, Tinubu, an APC chieftain, is being rumoured to be eyeing the country's most respected stool should his party zone the presidency ticket to the south.
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