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2023: South East Not Ready For Presidency- Lagos Lawmaker, Jude Idimogu


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A lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, Hon. Jude Idimogu has said that the South East was not ready for the Presidency, saying that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the best person to be Nigerian President in 2023.

Idimogu said this on Sunday during the launch of ” Abundance United Movement ” in Ejigbo, Lagos, a political movement established to campaign for Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Lagos Speaker, Rt (Hon) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa for Lagos West Senatorial Seat in 2023.

Speaking to journalists, the lawmaker said that Tinubu is a great achiever based on records of his achievements as the Governor of Lagos State, and that he is the most qualified person for the nation’s presidency in the next general elections.

“Apart from that, when you look at my history of moving from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu has shown me love and he has been committed to my political ambition.

“So, I felt that the best thing for me to do is for my group, ‘Abundance United Movement, Lagos’ to say a big thank you to him and to tell my people and my supporters to pray for him to emerge, by the special grace of God, as the President of this country come 2023.

“We are also doing this on behalf of my great Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, by the grace of God, he is also aspiring to be the senator of Lagos West in 2023. He has a lot of achievements and he is one of the best 10 legislators in the country as at today,” he said.

The lawmaker said further that everybody and every zone has a right to aspire for any position in 2023, but that his assessment was that the best person to rule Nigeria, irrespective of where he is coming from, is Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He recalled that when the allocations of the local governments in Lagos State were seized by the then former president Olusegun Obasanjo-led Federal Government, Tinubu came up with a formula, which he said increased the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

“Besides, Tinubu is somebody that has made a lot of people and some of us have benefited from that, and he has been fighting for democracy in Nigeria.

“Tinubu has people all over the country, including Hausa, Ibo, and Yoruba. For me, he is a detrabilised Nigerian and I have not seen anybody that would be like him. I don’t know what would happen in 2023, but as at today, he is the best candidate to be the next President of Nigeria.

“He was once a Governor and senator. If you put him on that seat, in the next three months, Nigeria would change. He has international connections and that is what a president needs. People that would come and assist you to make the country what you want it to be,” he said.

On the agitations of the people of the South East, Idimogwu, who hails from Imo State, said; “the truth is that, with due respect, I am an Ibo man and from what I have seen, the Easterners are not ready for the presidency.

“Right now, APC is at the national level, in the Eastern part of Nigeria, how many APC states do you have, it is just one, Imo State. Ebonyi Governor only left alone and power is not given a la carte (easily), you must work for it.

“As far as I am concerned, the South Easterners are not ready. Almost all south western states are APC, apart from one. When you talk of delegates, you have many from the South West. The only thing the South Easterners can do is if the PDP can bring power to the their zone because they have been loyal to the PDP. But for APC, as far as I am concerned, they are nor ready,” he said.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of the occasion, who is also the Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW), Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, described Tinubu as a man of the people, who he said is intelligent and has touched the lives of many people in Nigeria.

Oluomo urged the Yorubas to support the ambition of Tinubu to be the President of Nigeria in 2023, saying that he will do many things for the country.

“See how many people rallied round Tinubu in the north, when he went there recently. God will do the best for us through him.

“The presidency is sure for us. All of us in Nigeria are one and we will all work together to achieve this aim. I thank you very much Hon. Jude Idimogu, you are a good man and you are a man of the people,” he said

The acclaimed unionist, who enjoined the women at the event to inform the people about Tinubu’s ambition, said that God has signed it that Tinubu will be the next President of Nigeria.

Also, the Executive Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Mr Mosuru Bello (Obe), said there is no political party that is welfarist in nature than the APC, encouraging people to get involved in the ongoing APC membership registration exercise.

Bello added that there are benefits in becoming a member of the party, adding that him and the lawmaker would mobilise massively for the actualisation of Tinubu presidency in the local government.

In his own comments, the Executive Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Mr Shamsondeen Olaleye, said that Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 is in a safe hands for Tinubu with him, Idimogwu and Bello in charge of affairs in the constituency.

Olaleye said ” Tinubu presidency is non negotiable. I can assure you that with the three of us in Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, Tinubu’s ambition is achievable, Obasa’s ambition is achievable”.

Speaking to journalists at the event, wife of Hon. Idimogu, Mrs. Roseline Enitan Idimogu said that there could be no vote without women and that the women have been supportive of her husband.

“We are happy because we will work with Hon. Jude Idimogu for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa to realize their ambitions.

“Everybody loves Tinubu, he is a man of unity and he loves to help the less-privileged. I want to advise the women to support the APC and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he will make Nigeria to a better place,” she said.

The event was attended by party leaders, National Co-odirnator of Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Support Group, Hon. Ipoola Omisore, politicians, Yoruba and Igbo Leaders, youths and residents of the area.


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