Despite non declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest for the 2023 presidential election, his posters for the poll have flooded Lagos metropolis.
Asiwaju Tinubu’s posters were seen in many strategical areas of the state, such as Ojota, Maryland , Ketu, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, Ikotun, Igando, Ojuelegba among others.
Meanwhile, a campaign group rooting for the candidature of the former Lagos governor, Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA’23)
had began its sensitisation, consultation and mobilisation tour in the state as well.
SWAGA’23, which is being led by a former minister of works and Media Adviser to the late Chief Moshood Abiola, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has had its chapters inaugurated in Osun, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti states after its regional inauguration in Ibadan, the political headquarters of Western Nigeria, on December 15, 2020.
The group began its sensitization, consultation and mobilisation tour in Lagos with visits to traditional rulers in Badagry, Ikeja, and Lagos Divisions to seek for their support.
Speaking after meeting with traditional rulers in the three divisions of the state, Adeyeye said, the group had been strengthened to forge ahead in its consultations because of the positive responses by millions of Nigerians.
He urged the traditional rulers in the areas visited to prevail on Tinubu, to run furthe 2023 presidential election.
According to Adeyeye, Asiwaju Tinubu is preferred for the highest service, having demonstrated that capacity as former governor of Lagos State.
He stressed that Asiwaju Tinubu is eminently qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 to build on the achievements recorded by the administration and inspire a new hope in the future of the country.
He described him as a great national asset, a hunter for talent, a lover of human development, an economic problem solver and a bridge builder.
“We are here to visit the traditional rulers because they are a vital element in governance. We were in Badagry yesterday, today, we met with the monarchs in Ikeja Division and Lagos Division,” he said. .
The scribe of SWAGA in Lagos,, Khafilat Ogbara, said their visit to the traditional rulers was purposely for sensitization, consultation and mobilisation of people in different areas of the state ahead of the inauguration of the group in the state.
All the monarchs in their responses endorsed the candidature of Asiwaju Tinubu and beckoned on him to contest for president.
Prominent among the traditional rulers that urged Tinubu to contest for president were Onigando of Igando, Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi, Ojora of Ijora, Fatai Ojora, Oniru of Iru land, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, Elegushi of Ikate land and others.
They all also lent their voice to the agitation for his candidature while praying for successful outing for the group.