Monarchs endorse Tinubu to take over from Buhari in 2023

Traditional rulers in the Badagry Division of Lagos State have backed the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu.

It was gathered that the monarchs endorsed the former Lagos State governor at a town hall meeting organised by the South West Agenda (SWAGA’23) on Sunday.

Speaking at the meeting, SWAGA’23 National Chairman, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, commended the traditional rulers for backing Tinubu.

He said: “It is widely known that Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s philanthropic gestures is second to none. He equally fought for Nigeria’s democracy and performed brilliantly as a governor.

“I want to categorically submit that Tinubu’s case has gone beyond Lagos as most political parties have endorsed him in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo States.”

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The monarchs that backed Tinubu’s presidential ambition include: Oba Momodu Afolabi, Onijanikin of Ijanikin; Oba Nofiu Dada Elete of Ete Kingdom; Oba Abideen Adekanbi, Osolu of Osolu Kingdom; Oba Mobadenle Oyekan Onilado of Ilado; Oba Caleb Adeniyi, Olojo of Ojo; Oba N. A. Akinyemi, Alabirun of Ikare Kingdom.

Others are Oba Taofik Adegboyega, Alahun of Imore Apapa; Oba Gausu Rasak Ovaria of Ibeshe; Oba Kasumu Kosoko, Elekunpa of Ekunpa Kingdom; Oba Musiliu Adio Yussuf, Onisiwo of Tarkwa Bay; Oba Olayinka Lateef, Alado of Ado Kingdom.

Oba Adesina Asade; Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom; Oba Sherif Adesina Bello Onigbanko of Igbanko Kingdom, and Oba Josiah Ilemobade Aina, Oloto of Oto Kingdom.

SWAGA’23, the main body currently promoting Tinubu’s candidacy, earlier visited the Oni of Ife, Oluwo of Iwo, Alaafin of Oyo, Olubadan of Ibadan, Alake of Egba, among others.

The movement is continuing further consultations, according to Kafilat Ogbara, Secretary of the Lagos chapter.

Tinubu has been in the United Kingdom since July recuperating after surgery.

The former governor receives guests every week even and remains silent on his return.

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