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Group backs Tinubu for Presidency in 2023


Tinubu. Photo: NAIJA

The African Youth for Change Forum, a non-governmental organisation, has charged the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to contest for the office of president of Nigeria in 2023.

The group at a media briefing yesterday, in collaboration with Current World Wrestling Federation (CWWF), said the country need a detribalised Pan-Nigerian leader who will consolidate on the good works of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and has the qualities to bridge the divide between the North and South.


Speaking on behalf of 50 million youths that are members of the forum and CWWF, its President who doubles as Vice President, Current World Wrestling Federation, Prince Hammed Olanrewaju Mohammed declared Tinubu wanted for the top job in the country and urged him to come forward without hesitation to contest for president.

He said: “At this period in the history of this great nation, we need a Pan-Nigerian leader, not a Yoruba or an Igbo man, not an Hausa, or anybody who thinks he comes from any of the ethnic groups in the country.

“We looked around to see who among our political leaders has the qualities to bridge the gap from North to South. A leader who has proven to be a true Nigerian, accommodating and has the characters to unite Nigerians and


“We are all living witnesses of what Tinubu did in Lagos State between 1999 and 2007. He laid a solid foundation that has paved the way for sustainable development and the blueprint for successive governments during and after he left office.”


According to him, in Lagos non-Yoruba persons were appointed to key political posts and elected into the House of Assembly and House of Representatives.

“It is only in Lagos that non-Yoruba are given free hands to aspire and fulfill destinies in whatever capacity they can serve the society.


“We need a leader who will build tomorrow for us because Nigeria has all resources to be great. We see these qualities in him. We have leaders like him before in the country, but some enemies of Nigeria blocked them from getting to power to rule,” he said.

Mohammed said the group is ready to mobilise and bring out true Nigerians to work to achieve their goal.

He added that renowned wrestling stars are ready to storm the country for to mobilise Nigerians with a World Wrestling Extravaganza.


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