- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's ambition to be Nigeria's next president is getting a lot of support in the southwest
- Traditional rulers in Ondo state have declared their support for the ambition of the former Lagos state governor
- This is as support groups loyal to Tinubu continues their advocacy across the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential contest
Monarchs in Ondo state on Tuesday, April 6 declared their support for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The traditional rulers spoke through the Osemawe of the Ondo kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo.
Oba Kiladejo said if Yorubas could speak with one voice and be united, the Tinubu presidential ambition would come to reality.
Punch quoted him as saying:
“Tinubu is a highly experienced leader with the required political tact to take over from where President Muhammadu Buhari would stop in 2023.”
Similarly, the Abodi of Ikaleland, Oba George Faduyile, described Tinubu as a reasonable leader.
“We have to be in the mainstream of Nigeria politics, Tinubu is the best candidate we can pick in the southwest.
“He has the charisma and he has all that it takes to rule this country. We need him to restructure our country.”
The monarchs made the comments when Tinubu supporters in the five southwest states under the auspices of the South-West Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu paid them a courtesy visit as part of their advocacy for the Tinubu presidency.
On his part, Senator Shehu Sani has warned that northern politicians may sabotage Tinubu’s presidential ambition as they did to Late MKO Abiola.
Their declarations and promises were made weeks after a similar endorsement of Tinubu was carried out by their colleagues in the southwestern zone of Nigeria.
At a meeting held in Kano for the states in the northwestern zone on Friday, March 26, the lawmakers declared that Tinubu remains the right person for the presidential ticket of the APC at this time.
In a related development, a former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), recently called for the zoning and rotation of the presidency among the six geo-political zones of the country.
This, he said, remained paramount for the tranquillity, development, and growth of the country.
Gowon made the comment at the 100th anniversary of the Barewa Old Boys Association on Saturday, March 20.