• As South-West Agenda for Tinubu launches in Osun
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on the people of the south-west region to make the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, greater than the late Nigerian statesman, Obafemi Awolowo.
The Oluwo made the call while speaking at the launching of South-West Agenda (SWAGA) for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Tuesday.
Tinubu is believed to be nursing presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 election.
Oba Adbulrasheed, who described himself “king of swag”, urged the people of the south-west to continue to support Tinubu, saying only a bastard from Yoruba land will not support the APC leader.
“I am the King of swag. SWAGA is my own.
“We are here today because of the leader and I am saying it that we don’t have any other leader in Yoruba land other than Tinubu.”
“We need to remove the curse in Yoruba land of castigating and ungrateful to our leaders who are our heroes.”
“We should all push Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to be greater than Awolowo so that his legacy could go on. Only a bastard son of Yoruba will not support Tinubu,” Oluwo stated
Corroborating Oluwo, the SWAGA National Chairman, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, charged the people of the south-west to be united in their support of the national leader of the APC, adding that the region must not be divided at this crucial time.
He further summoned the people of the south-west region to embrace the SWAGA ’23 for the success of the agenda.
Adeyeye said, “SWAGA is a south-west agenda.
“This is not the time to for the south-west to be divided. We should come with one voice together in unity to back Asiwaju Bola Tinubu up for the 2023 presidency position.”
Also speaking, the coordinator of SWAGA ’23 in Osun State, Hon Ayo Omidiran, in her welcome address, expressed satisfaction over the success of the agenda in the state.
She added that the sign of bringing back the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the south-west region has become visible to the people.
“By May 29, 2023, the Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency will come to an end and build up to that is the understanding that power is shifting back to the south from the north.
“Against this backdrop, we are of the view that the south west must be strategically positioned to assume the leadership of the country come 2023, hence the coming together of people of like minds who are genuinely passionate about the well-being of the region to form SWAGA.”
She, however, reiterated that Tinubu has not mandated them to carry out this assignment for him.
“This is strictly a voluntary errand we are running having identified him as a credible, sellable and potent product to sell to Nigerians from the region. This we are doing by tasking ourselves to bring this dream to fruition,” Omidiran stated.