- The campaign for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become Nigeria's next president is not dying down anytime soon
- Supporters and political associates of the former Lagos state governor have been very vocal in selling Tinubu's candidacy
- One of such persons is the national secretary of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, Ali Balogun Ibrahim
FCT, Abuja - Ali Balogun Ibrahim, the national secretary of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, an organisation that has been around for over a decade, says the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a rare gem who loves Nigeria so much.
Ibrahim who is also the special assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on youth matters, made the comment in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng in Abuja.
The APC chieftain was speaking on the 2023 presidential election and why he thinks the former governor of Lagos state, should join the race.
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“Asiwaju is our mentor, he is a role model, he is the epitome of change and someone that loves his country so much. Somebody that can sacrifice anything that he has for the development of Nigeria.
“For someone to choose in his lifetime, to choose to develop both human and capital resources. He is a rare gem. He is someone that people like us are looking up to.
“And like I do tell people, you don't need someone to do more research whenever they want to contribute to the development of their community, state, or country. All they need to do is just to study the person of Asiwaju.”
Ibrahim also joined in the calls for Tinubu to declare his presidential ambition, adding that the former Lagos state governor is the best among the rumoured contestants in the APC for the coveted position.
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In a related development, the national chairman, Southwest Agenda for Tinubu (SWAGA) Senator Dayo Adeyeye has said that 16 APC governors are solidly supporting the presidential aspiration of Tinubu.
Adeyeye, a former minister of works, disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Thursday, October 21.
He made the comment while inaugurating the parallel APC ward and local executives, adding that the governors have a keen interest in the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidential bid.
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In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, on Thursday, October 14, Ken Robison, spokesman of the forum, said its demand is for the sake of national harmony and peace.
According to the group, it does not speak well of a unified country if one part of Nigeria keeps on producing its leaders.