- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has praised Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his political maturity
- The governor who received the APC national leader at Government House, Ibadan on Saturday, January 15 hailed Tinubu for the visit
- The Oyo state governor who wished Tinubu well in his quest to contest for the presidency in the year 2023
Ibadan - Governor Seyi Makinde has wished Asiwaju Bola Tinubu well in his quest to become the president of Nigeria.
While wishing Tinubu well, the Oyo state chief executive noted that he wants the best for Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
He made the comment when Tinubu visited him over the demise of three prominent Oyo citizens.
In the last few weeks, the state has lost one of its former governors, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, and two prominent traditional rulers – the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso 1.
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Taiwo Adisa, the spokesman of Makinde, quoted his principal as saying Tinubu stood for politics without bitterness.
“We may fight, struggle for political positions but we know power can only come from God and He gives it to whomever He will like to give it to at whatever time.
“We really thank you for this visit and want to let you know that we have taken proper notice that you have risen above politics and all that is going around here to come and share with us at this moment that we are grieving. We say thank you.
“Let me also use this opportunity to wish you well in your political quest to govern this nation. We want the best for this country and only the best is good enough at this particular time.”
Tinubu was quoted as saying that the reign of the two prominent traditional rulers was peaceful, adding that the duo contributed to the peaceful atmosphere of the state.
He also said late-Akala equally contributed immensely to the political development and the love radiating within the political arena in the state.
Tinubu had paid earlier condolence visits to the palaces of the Soun of Ogbomoso land, Olubadan of Ibadanland, and residence of the late Alao-Akala, where he sympathised with the respective families.
Tinubu visits Zamfara, donates N50million to victims of banditry
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tinubu donated the sum of N50million to families of victims of the recent killings in two local government areas of Zamfara state.
Tinubu who is popularly referred to as the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the donation on Thursday, January 13 when he paid a visit to the northwest state ravaged by banditry in the last few months.
At least, 58 people were reported killed last week when bandits raided some villages in some local governments in the state.
Tinubu declares support for FG to crush bandits, terrorists
While in Zamfara, Tinubu expressed confidence that the federal government will crush Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits in northern Nigeria.
Tinubu made the statement during his visit to commiserate with Governor Bello Matawalle over the recent carnage by bandits in Zamfara state.
The former Lagos state governor was accompanied on the visit to Gusau by Senator Kashim Shettima, former Borno governor, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, and former APC national vice chairman, southwest, Pius Akinyelure.