As the 2023 presidential ambition of the former Governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Bola Tinubu gathers momentum every day, Royal fathers in the South West region of the country are leaving no stone unturned as they are consulting and lobbying necessary political factors in the South-West to come together as one house to install Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The recent move is from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who went a step further to draft former President Olusegun Obasanjo into the project.
Disclosing his involvement in Tinubu’s Presidential ambition, the Ooni of Ife said:
“Asiwaju didn’t just become Asiwaju, it is God who made him Asiwaju. The South West must speak with one voice in 2023. We must support the person that God has lifted. I have discussed with Baba Olusegun Obasanjo and we agreed that in 2023, there must be no bitterness against the Leader whom God Himself had chosen because he didn’t make himself Asiwaju, God did…”
In preceding weeks, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, Chairman for the South West Agenda for Tinubu for 2023 has disclosed that over 300 royal fathers in the South West are in support of Tinubu 2023 Presidential ambition.
Besides the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, he mentioned the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and Alake of Egba, Oba Adedotun Aremu, as some of the royal fathers that had already backed Tinubu for the presidential project.