Lagos monarchs in the Badagry Division have backed All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Bola Tinubu for the presidency in 2023.
Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, was described as the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
The traditional rulers made the announcement on Sunday at a town hall meeting hosted by the South West Agenda (SWAGA’23).
Oba Momodu Afolabi, Onijanikin of Ijanikin, Oba Nofiu Dada Elete of Ete Kingdom, Oba Abideen Adekanbi, Osolu of Osolu Kingdom, Oba Mobadenle Oyekan Onilado of Ilado, Oba Caleb Adeniyi, Olojo of Ojo, and Oba N. A. Akinyemi, Alabi
Oba Taofik Adegboyega, Alahun of Imore Apapa; Oba Gausu Rasak Ovaria of Ibeshe; Oba Kasumu Kosoko, Elekunpa of Ekunpa Kingdom; Oba Musiliu Adio Yussuf, Onisiwo of Tarkwa Bay; and Oba Olayinka Lateef, Alado of Ado Kingdom are among the others.
Oba Adesina Asade, Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom, Oba Sherif Adesina Bello Onigbanko of Igbanko Kingdom, and Oba Josiah Ilemobade Aina, Oloto of Oto Kingdom were among the others.
Senator Dayo Adeyeye, National Chairman of SWAGA’23, thanked the traditional leaders for their support.
He stated that the Buhari administration will end in May 2023, and that it is only fair that the presidency be zoned to the South-West.
“It is widely known that Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s philanthropic efforts are unparalleled. He fought for Nigeria’s democracy while also performing admirably as governor.
“I want to categorically state that Tinubu’s case has gone beyond Lagos, as most political parties in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo States have endorsed him,” Adeyeye said.
SWAGA’23, the main body promoting Tinubu’s candidacy, has previously visited the Oni of Ife, Oluwo of Iwo, Alafin of Oyo, Olubadan of Ibadan, and Alake of Egba, among others.
According to Kafilat Ogbara, Secretary of the Lagos chapter, the movement is holding additional consultations.
Borno’s Jagaban has been recuperating in the United Kingdom since July following surgery. Tinubu receives visitors on a weekly basis and remains silent upon his return.
Rotimi Amaechi, the Transportation Minister, reacted in August to the President’s alleged “deal” with the APC co-founder.
The former Rivers Governor stated that he was not aware of any “agreement,” if one ever existed.
“I wouldn’t know if President Buhari and our leader, Tinubu, had a private meeting.
“If there was a public APC meeting and I wasn’t there, something was obviously wrong. “I was not informed that there was an agreement to hand over power to Tinubu,” he said.