– Olusegun Osoba has backed Bola Tinubu to vie for the 2023 presidency
– The APC chieftain and former Ogun governor said Tinubu is an individual who “has the right to put himself forward”
– Osoba, who spoke with Arise TV, said Tinubu’s right to purse political agenda is guaranteed by the country’s constitution
Olusegun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun state, has submitted that Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is qualified to run for presidency come 2023.
The former governor made this known while speaking on Arise TV’s Morning Show on Tuesday, January 5, which was monitored by Legit.ng.
According to him, Tinubu is one of the founding fathers of the ruling party who deserves the highest office should he decide to run for it.
This publication notes that the conversation on who takes over the mantle of national affairs in 2023 has been gaining more prominence in the political discourse.
Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor, has also been rumoured to be eyeing the country’s highest stool, though no official pronouncement has been made from the camp of the APC chieftain.
But Osoba reiterated that Tinubu is an individual who has the right to vote and be voted for.
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an individual has the right to put himself forward, we have not zeroed in on an individual. Zeroing in on any individual will destroy our efforts now but Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a right to pursue his own agenda.”
Osoba, who swung the pendulum back to the formation of the APC, said the southwest region is the centre of the progressive movement in Nigeria.
Tinubu must not contest – Rowland
Meanwhile, the APC national leader has been urged to drop the presidential ambition for 2023.
The appeal was made on Wednesday, December 23, by a former lawmaker and Senate chief whip, Roland Owie.
Owie further explained that justice is to allow other regions to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor since the zoning arrangement began from the southwest.
Owie argued that for the sake of peace and justice, the southeast should be allowed to produce the next president.
2023: Tinubu’s allies launch SWAGA
Legit.ng reported that ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu was given the nods to succeed President Buhari.
This is as his staunch supporters and loyalists met in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Tuesday, December 15, to launch a presidential campaign movement tagged “The South-West Agenda (SWAGA)” for him.
The SWAGA movement, led by former minister of works, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye (Ekiti) and former senator Adesoji Akabi (Oyo), paid a visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
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