Loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have set up a presidential campaign council for him, ahead of 2023 general elections.
This development comes a day after loyalists of the APC national leader, led by the former minister of state for works, Dayo Adeyeye, visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Monday, to seek support for Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition.
The group reportedly moved ahead to set up a presidential campaign council on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to push for Tinubu’s candidature.
The campaign council tagged, ‘The South-West Agenda’, was said to include former minister of defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; Adesoji Akanbi, senator representing Oyo south; and former house of representatives member, Abayomi Ogunnusi.
“Our mission is political. Politics has started and everyone is scrambling. We, the Yoruba people, see it as our turn because it is the agreement that presidency would be rotational,” Adeyeye had said.
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“We have both written and unwritten contracts. After President Muhammadu Buhari’s eight years, it is the turn of the Yoruba.Advertisement
“In the south, we have south-east, south-south and south-west. We have a joker in the south-west and the joker is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was part of the struggle for democracy. There are fundamentals of governance and we want someone who is versed in politics to go into the race. We see that Asiwaju Tinubu has the clout and he is qualified.”
In June, Tinubu said he had not taken a decision to run for president in 2023 contrary to speculations.
Although Tinubu has not declared his presidential ambition, the APC chieftain is rumoured to be nursing the ambition to lead the country in 2023.
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