- The presidential aspirant under the platform of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has continued to solicit support for his 2023 presidential race
- The leader of the APC recently visited the traditional rulers in Yorubaland so as to gather more support in other to achieve his aim
- In his quest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu has extended his reach to royal fathers in various parts of the country
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for the support of traditional rulers in Yorubaland for him to achieve his ambition of succeeding the President Muhammadu Buhari.
The presidential hopeful, who spoke in the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, where he was received by many royal fathers that include Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, also assured them that, if pushed forward, he would deliver.
He said he visited the royal fathers to intimate them of his desire to succeed Buhari in 2023 and also appreciate them for the role they played in the just concluded governorship primaries in Osun state, The Punch reports.
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“I am saying they should not just leave the post, they should hand it over to me. I cannot collect it alone. I must come through you. If you unite and ask for it, if Oonirisa talks, Orangun talks, Awujale, Owa, Akarigbo and others talk, if we ask the Presidency gently that they should hand it over to us, I am the one that want to collect it. I want to be President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Pray for me. Stamp it.
“I appreciate you for the Saturday governorship primary. They said election has not started and you are shooting. I thank you for your patience. I thank the kings and chiefs that talked to their people to stay. You let them know that you owned the town. You know the town.
“I thank you that you that you did not shame our party and Oyetola. You will not be put to shame."
Tinubu pleads with the youths
The Jagaban of Lagos as he is fondly called urged Nigerian youths to tolerate and make peace part of their master plan ahead of the 2023 polls, The Punch added.
“We are not saying it is not the turn of youths. I am begging you to tolerate and make peace part of your master plan. I have been a youth and I am a youth. You will be president, but you have to work for it. You have to demonstrate the quality, character and intelligent to govern people, manage people.”
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Tinubu's condolence visit came about a day after his return from the United Kingdom (UK) where he consulted with APC stakeholders ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on the life and times of the late nonagenarian, Tinubu said she was a great woman whose kindness, candor, sense of commitment, loyalty, and history is worth celebrating.
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In a related development, Tinubu has been urged to drop his presidential ambition and rally round Osibanjo for the 2023 presidency.
The convener and national coordinator for Osinbajo Support Movement, Badmus Olawale Liberty, made the call in Abuja on Wednesday, February 16.
Liberty said even though Osinbajo has not publicly declared his intention to contest for the office of the president come 2023, the group will compel him to run.