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Monarchs in Badagry, Ikeja back Tinubu’s 2023 presidential bid

By Seye Olumide, South-West Bureau Chief
06 October 2021   |   3:00 am
Traditional rulers across Badagry and Ikeja divisions of Lagos State, yesterday, supported the 2023 presidential aspiration of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress

Bola Tinubu. PHOTO: Getty Images

Traditional rulers across Badagry and Ikeja divisions of Lagos State, yesterday, supported the 2023 presidential aspiration of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The traditional rulers told the leadership of the South-West Agenda (SWAGA’23), led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye, that Tinubu does not only have what it takes to lead the country but that he had also demonstrated more than enough capacity in politics, economy and other leadership aspects, especially his management of Lagos and the manner he co-ordinated South-West politics.

The monarchs made the pronouncement at various town hall meetings organised by SWAGA in Lagos, yesterday. They said that the best person to save Nigeria after the expiration of the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 is Tinubu.

They stated that virtually all the ethnic groups in Nigeria that resided in Lagos during Tinubu’s tenure as governor benefited in appointment as none was treated differently.

The monarchs, therefore, promised to collaborate with other traditional rulers across the South-West and beyond to mobilise the grassroots to support the national leader.

Those monarchs from Badagry who endorsed him included the Onijanikin of Ijanikin, Oba (Dr.) Momodu Afolabi and others.

Meanwhile, the 65 monarchs in the Ikeja Division, headed by His Royal Majesty, Oba Lasisi Gbadebo Gbadamosi Oloton, the Onigando of Igando, described Tinubu as the most experienced hand to succeed President Buhari in 2023.