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Group wants Tinubu to run for 2023

By Shakirah Adunola
10 October 2021   |   2:56 am
The Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO), yesterday, insisted that they would not relent in persuading the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

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The Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO), yesterday, insisted that they would not relent in persuading the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to run for the office of president during the 2023 election.

The group, during a prayer session in Lagos to appreciate God for his quick recovery and return to the country alive, said God has shamed the prophets of doom, who wished Tinubu dead.

During the programme, which had in attendance political leaders, Christian and Muslim religious groups, and well-wishers, TSO’s Lagos State Coordinator, Akinduro Ibesanmi said: “We thank God for His protection over our leader, Tinubu, who went abroad for medical check-up and returned to the country safely. We thank God that the enemy’s plan did not come to pass.

“Our prayer is that, as he returned, everything he will be eating and places he will go, God will protect him. We also pray that he will agree to run for the Office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The masses believe he is the one that can do it.”

The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, said while the rumour of his death was spreading, Tinubu loyalists were busy praying that God should not take him now and that he should live beyond 100 years.

“Gratitude to God for answering the prayer. Our leader is back in the country healthy. Asiwaju is someone that has touched so many lives. Our prayer is that he will live long to touch many more lives. We also pray that our aspiration for him to be our next president will come to pass.”

Also, the Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, described Tinubu as the only progressive-minded leader in the country, as he is passionate about Nigeria’s development.

“I remember that many states created additional local councils, but some backed out from the struggle after they were threatened by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, but the only person that stood his ground to argue the issue logically was Tinubu. And today, many have been employed through these councils. Is that not another means of reducing the rate of unemployment in the country, particularly Lagos State?”