…begin moves to launch massive campaign for APC leader’s presidential ambition
Speakers of the six state Houses of Assembly in the Southwest geo-political zone have begun a massive campaign to drum up support for the presidential ambition of the National leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
This is even as both current and past Speakers of Houses of Assembly in the South-West met in Ibadan, Oyo State, to deliberate on ways to harness massive support for Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential contest.
The meeting, which was presided over by the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa had twenty current and past speakers of state Assemblies in attendance.
Obasa, while kicking off the meeting, introduced Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Foundation and Movement, which he said was “set out to break the shackles of poverty in our society and to create a coordinated humanitarian image for the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
Obasa who stated that though Tinubu had not given the go-ahead to kickstart any interest in the Presidency, said there was the need to deliberate on this all-important issue on behalf of Tinubu.
According to Obasa, all current and former speakers present should, after the meeting, go back to their respective states to set up the template that will see to the actualisation of the agenda of an Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidency come 2023.
National Coordinator of BAT Movement, Ambassador Aliyu Saulawa, in his address, lauded Tinubu’s option of embracing principle by supporting President Muhammadu Buhari rather than former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who would have done anything for Tinubu, to win his support.
However, it was resolved at the meeting that: “Power must shift to the South and that the South-West must produce the next president.
“That Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, being a Yoruba man with the capacity, experience and means should be the candidate to be supported to emerge as the next president of Nigeria.
“That Asiwaju Tinubu still needs to do more networking in Yoruba land, especially amongst serving and past governors so that voices of dissent can be reduced to the bearest minimum.
“That all stakeholders here present should go back home and start the Asiwaju Tinubu presidential project, pending when he will come out publicly to agree to contest. That all speakers present must commence beneficial political interaction with traditional rulers across the South-West.”