- Governor Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, October 7, attended the launch of a pro-Tinubu campaign movement ahead of 2023
- At the launch, the Lagos state governor showered praise on Tinubu and threw his weight behind the APC leader to succeed President Buhari in 2023
- Sanwo-Olu's deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, also revealed why Nigerians should support Tinubu to emerge president in 2023
Lagos, Nigeria - Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has fully declared his support for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as Nigeria's president in 2023.
The governor registered his support when he spoke at the launch of the Southwest Agenda 2023 (SWAGA ‘23), a campaign group championing the candidacy of Tinubu for the 2023 presidency, on Thursday, October 7, The Cable reported.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu's “extraordinary qualities” set him apart from his contemporaries in the Nigerian politics.
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He commended the reforms Tinubu carried out in Lagos during his tenure as governor, saying his legacy is what “we are building on”.
“Asiwaju Tinubu’s story has been a legend in vision, passion and action. These three values stand him out among his contemporaries in national politics today.
“It is no wonder the man stretches his arm of fellowship beyond Lagos, the state he led for eight years as a governor and in which he bequeathed the legacy we are building on. He is nationalist in thinking and progressive in action.”
Sanwo-Olu said SWAGA is a movement that represents the philosophy Tinubu stands for, noting that the agenda of the group, which is for Tinubu to emerge as Nigeria’s president in 2023, will be “brought to a logical end”.
Lagos deputy governor speaks
Also speaking at the event, Obafemi Hamzat, Lagos deputy governor, said Tinubu is capable of transforming the country in terms of employment, security, and infrastructural development.
“If we want true progress, employment, security and development, we all know who is capable of creating these opportunities for us. He is Asiwaju."
Cyril Hart commented on Facebook:
"In my opinion, this is a wrong political move. How do you sell the President of Nigeria with a regional platform- Southwest Agenda?
"Does Tinubu want to be a President of the Southwest or Nigeria? SWAGA is a wrong nomenclature.
"How can you say Tinubu has a nationalist vision, yet you intend to enthrone him with a regional platform; in name and composition? How will the other 5 regions buy-in to SWAGA ?
"This is a political mishap. Renavigate immediately."
ComradeWisdom Effiong said:
"SWAGA'2023 is not for Southwest alone. It's a movement for young and old, men and women infact this movement is for all Nigerians both at home and in abroad."
Aliyu Ishak Cisse said:
"I don't care whether president come from north or south, all I pray for is the one that will make the life of every Nigerian better and move our country forward "
Presidency 2023: 65 traditional rulers endorse Tinubu
Meanwhile, Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi, Onigando of Igando, said 65 traditional rulers in the Ikeja Division of Obas have endorsed Tinubu to emerge Nigeria's president in 2023.
The monarch who is the head of the division stated this when the political group, the South-West Agenda (SWAGA) for “Bola Tinubu 2023“, met with him and his colleagues.
Legit.ng gathered that Gbadamosi described Tinubu as the most qualified for the 2023 presidency, saying that God would give him the grace to attain the position.