Some prominent Nigerians have joined the call for the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
The Nation reports that the prominent persons, including ex-lawmakers, Ministers and other politicians are campaigning for Tinubu to become Nigeria’s next president.
The checks by Legit.ng further showed that on social media platforms, they are promoting the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
The newspaper compiled list of some prominent personalities, who have publicly declared support for Tinubu presidency in 2023:
1. Hamisu Chidari
Kano Speaker Hamisu Chidari has declared that the party in Kano would support the 2023 presidential ambition of Tinubu.
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Chidari said Kano state, which has the highest number of voters and delegates in the country, would repay Tinubu’s act of helping President Buhari, to become president in 2015.
2. James Faleke
Faleke who is member of the House of Representatives, has also asked Tinubu to run for president in 2023.
He said Tinubu left office in 2007 but remains popular to date because “he is focused, consistent and persistent”.
3. Senator Adesoji Akanbi
Former Oyo South Senator, Adesoji Akanbi, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that represented Oyo South Senatorial District (2015-2019).
affirmed that Tinubu remains the ultimate pathfinder, who is proactive and a problem solver for the next political dispensation.
4. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also expressed support for the presidential bid of Tinubu, in 2023 general polls, saying, he has the quality to lead the nation
5. Adeseye Ogunlewe
The former Minister of works Adeseye Ogunlewe has also called on Tinubu to declare his interest in the 2023 presidential election.
6. Mudashiru Obasa
The speaker of lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa on behalf of the Conference of Speakers, said the speakers have pledged their support for Tinubu presidency at a meeting held in Kano.
7. Abdulsalam Abdulkareem Zaura
The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s governorship aspirant in Kano state, Abdulsalam Abdulkareem Zaura has also thrown his weight behind Tinubu, on his ‘presidential ambition’ in the 2023 general election.
Zaura said he is prepared to “fight with all his strength and last kobo” for Tinubu to be president of Nigeria in the next election.
8. Joe Igbokwe
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe described the former Lagos state governor as a builder who laid the foundation for the growth of the state. He noted that things would be okay if Tinubu becomes Nigeria’s president.
9. Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi
The Iwo monarch described Tinubu as the most qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
10. Senator Abu Ibrahim
A former deputy Minority Chief Whip of the Senate and stalwart of the APC from Katsina state, Senator Abu Ibrahim, has also canvassed for support for Tinubu. He spoke during the inauguration of Bola Tinubu Support Organisation (BTSO) held in Abuja, saying he could vouch for him having known the former governor for two decades.
11. Professor Mohammed Kuta Yahaya
A former Secretary to Niger State Government (SSG), Professor Mohammed Kuta Yahaya has also charged Nigerians to “create a Bola Ahmed Tinubu in each of the six geo-political zones.”
2023 presidency: Former federal lawmaker asks Bola Tinubu to contest
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi has declared that the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has all it takes to lead Nigeria in 2023.
Akanbi made the statement during the ongoing tour by South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) 2023 in Badagry, Lagos state.
The former Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District also warned political elements feeling threatened by the former governor of Lagos state to stop whipping up sentiments about his age.