Governor Abiodun urges APC members to ensure Tinubu becomes presidential candidate

Governor Abiodun urges APC members to ensure Tinubu becomes presidential candidate

- Southwest has been urged to be united ahead of the next presidential election

- The call was made by Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun in Abeokuta

- Also, the governor said Tinubu must be supported if he is interested in contesting for the presidency

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As the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 tactically commences, southwest leaders have been urged to be united.

The call was made by Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, when he was visited by a delegation of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Abiodun consequently called on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu becomes the presidential candidate if he declares an intention to run.

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Governor Abiodun of Ogun state has called for unity and cohesion in the southwest ahead of 2023 electioneering. Photo: @jidesanwoolu
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Going further, he claimed that some people are peddling lies that he wanted to play spoiler roles and jeopardise southwest chances in 2023, The Nation reports.

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According to him, he has no anti-southwest agenda and those in that camp should be neutralised.

The governor consequently declared his support for a southwest presidency.

Abiodun promised that he would do all in his powers to work with stakeholders towards the attainment of the set objectives.

The leader of the SWAGA delegation, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, thanked Abiodun for receiving them, despite the short notice.

Recall that Adeyeye had said Tinubu remains the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He made this known on Sunday, February 21, during a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi.

The former minister of state for works speaking during the group's visit noted that the APC national leader is a good product that doesn’t need any advert.

In another report, Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, said anyone who succeeds in meeting expectations as a governor of Lagos state can preside over Nigeria successfully.

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The speaker urged Nigerians to support Tinubu's ambition in 2023 for the greater Nigeria.


Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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