The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bola Tinubu, on Friday night returned to Nigeria after a three-month stay in London, on health grounds.
He reportedly arrived quietly at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos and was received by a few family members and political associates.
However, Tinubu’s return has also coincided with renewed political campaigns to rev up his 2023 presidential ambition.
A group loyal to him known as South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) was a day to his arrival, officially launched in Lagos.
The public launch of SWAGA in Lagos was attended by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and hundreds of Tinubu loyalists.
Speaking on the occasion, the leader of the SWAGA, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, had said, “With serious determination to succeed, Lagos shall stand still for SWGA 23
“SWAGA’23 has already been launched in Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti.
“It is indeed a payback time for our national leader, who had through his years of service contributed to the lives of many others and today you can see his footprints across the country.
“We shall continue to appeal to him to contest for the position of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because governance is not what to be experimented with.
“Therefore, we need viable, experienced and a man who understands the diverse nature of Nigerian economy.”
Sanwo-Olu also called for mass support for Tinubu on the occasion.
Tinubu, who celebrated his 69th birthday in March 2021 and has a large following of political loyalists has reportedly mapped out strategies to realise his presidential ambition.
Though he has not declared the ambition, his supporters have suggested his interest through various activities.