2023: Youth Group Calls on Bola Tinubu to Run for President

2023: Youth Group Calls on Bola Tinubu to Run for President

  • 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 groups is the Plateau state-based political outfit called Youths Earnestly Ask for Tinubu

Jos - A pro-Tinubu group, Youths Earnestly Ask for Tinubu (YEAT), has thrown its weight behind a former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a potential candidate for president in 2023.

YEAT National President Nimjul Nansak Pennap, who spoke to reporters in Jos, the Plateau state capital on Thursday, November 18, said that the group will campaign across Nigeria to drum support for Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

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Many groups across the country have been calling on Tinubu to declare his interest in the 2023 presidential contest. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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He said that Tinubu has what it takes to sustain the strides of President Buhari in tackling insecurity, corruption and making life better for the average Nigerian.

His words:

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‘‘The group was initiated to drive Tinubu’s presidential ambition in the next general elections. We will go across the country to mobilise support for Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
‘‘Tinubu is eminently qualified for the presidential position, Tinubu is a bridge-builder across regional, ethnic and religious lines that is capable of uniting the country.
‘‘Tinubu has worked so hard for the APC, he is not new to global politics and will certainly apply his extensive networks to project Nigeria’s image as well as boost the economy of this nation.
‘‘We have identified Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a patriot in words, in action, and indeed, a leading light among the people. He is a detribalised Nigerian with a national outlook, an accomplished politician, and a seasoned administrator.

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‘‘I, as the national president of this group, alongside my members would mobile thousands of youths to the streets to call on Tinubu to contest the 2023 presidential elections.”

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On his part, Ali Balogun Ibrahim, the national secretary of Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, an organisation that has been around for over a decade, has said 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.

Tinubu continues to get key endorsements ahead of 2023

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.

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Adeyeye, a former minister of works, disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Thursday, October 21.

He added that the APC governors have a keen interest in the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidential bid.

Source: Legit.ng

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