Former Minister of State for Works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye says National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu deserves to become president in 2023 as he is “dynamic, forward-looking, and experienced”.
He said that Nigeria was currently at a “crossroads” and only Tinubu could provide the needed “right leadership at this time”.
Adeyeye is the Chairman, Planning Committee, South West Agenda for Asiwaju Tinubu 2023 (SWAGA ’23), a movement recently launched in Ibadan, Oyo State, which endorsed the former Lagos governor for the next presidential election.
Explaining the choice of Tinubu, Adeyeye, who is a former Senate spokesman said, “Nigeria at this present time needs very dynamic, forward looking, and experienced leader. Nigeria is at a crossroads and we have looked and searched and discovered that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu towers above every other politician in this country to offer the right leadership at this present time.
“This is why we are so much interested in the interest of Nigeria. It is not a selfish South West Agenda. It is actually in the national interest of Nigeria that we are making this effort to project him, to market him, and to sell him to other Nigerians.
“We believe that he is a fantastic product that we can market and sell, and that other Nigerians will embrace what we have seen, and also join the mass movement to support and ensure his victory at the poll.”
Adeyeye explained that Tinubu did not instigate them to state SWAGA ’23.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not commissioned us to embark on this mission. It is not even his idea, it is not his problem.
“It is we who believe in his leadership and that he is going to make a tremendous impact in the life of this country if he is at the helm of affairs.
“We believe that he will offer an unequalled leadership, especially at a time like this in Nigeria. This is why we have started sensitising people to the idea, and that is what we are doing and we will continue. It is not too early to do that.”
Adeyeye said that SWAGA ’23 was not a political rally but a sensitisation campaign ahead of the fast-approaching general election.
“The campaigns have not started. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not even declared open campaign for presidential election. That will probably be towards the end of 2022.
“But we call what we are doing a sensitisation campaign, just to sensitise people to begin to have this idea and this concept, to let people begin to think along that line,” Adeyeye told Saturday Sun.
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