2023: Lagos Traditional Rulers Throw Support Behind Tinubu’s Presidential Aspiration
Following the massive support for the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Ikeja branch of Lagos State traditional rulers association has thrown its weight behind the former Lagos State governor.
The Obas, headed by His Royal Majesty Oba Lasisi Gbadebo Gbadamosi Oloton, Onigando of Igando described Tinubu as the most experienced person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The 65 traditional rulers unanimously endorsed Tinubu during the visit of the South West Agenda ‘23 (SWAGA’23) to the Palace of Onigando of Igando in Lagos, yesterday.
The traditional rulers who were present at the event include, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka, the Osolo of Isolo; Oba Kolawole Ajani Ogundipe, Olu of Ipaja; Oba Alani Olojede, Onikosi of Ikosi land; Oba Babatunde Akanbi Ogunronbi, Onishasha of Shasha Kingdom; Oba Ajasa Oluwasegun of Onigbongbo; Oba Moroof Adekunle of Ejigbo land.
Others are, Oba Samuel Adisa, Onimeran of Meran; Oba Kamal Oredeji Ishola, Olu of Agege; and Oba Fatai Ayinla, Olu of Mushin, Oba Habeeb Adekunle Kassim, Oba of Somolu; Oba Wahab Ayinde Balogun, Olusheri of Isheri and a host of other royal fathers.
It could be recalled that the SWAGA’23 team had on Sunday visited traditional rulers of the Badagry division to seek their blessings and endorsement for the APC national leader.
While enumerating the purpose of the visit, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, national chairman of SWAGA’23 said, “Our task is an easy one because we speak with one voice, in search of an experienced presidential aspirant and we have found that in Bola Tinubu.”
Adeyeye commended the traditional rulers for being at the forefront of the struggle, appreciated the special role that they have played and stressed that the Obas in Lagos State met and endorsed Tinubu to run for President.
In his response, the Onigando of Igando who received the delegation said emphatically that Tinubu would emerge, President, while he prayed for the team and assured them of their support.
“I remember telling him (Tinubu) at an event that he would become president someday. I have that strong belief that he would become President when the time is right” the traditional ruler said.
The SWAGA’23 train which had almost all its central working committee members in attendance including Senator Rilwan Akanbi, the deputy national chairman also visited the Lagos Island division of Obas at the Palace of HRM Oba Riliwan Akiolu.
The royal father in his address maintained that Tinubu is the best candidate to succeed President Buhari, even as he reiterated the support of other Obas in the division.