Yoruba elders Thursday endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for presidency.
They said that the former governor of Lagos State will make a difference as a leader and that he is eminently suited to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the election of 2019.
The elders believe that Tinubu has the credentials and history because he was a senator under the Third Republic and twice served as governor of the Centre of Excellence.
The elders, who operate under the auspices of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), declared that Tinubu’s efforts to secure Nigeria’s democracy will be sufficient to secure his win in 2023.
This was announced by the council in a statement following its quarterly meeting in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Francis Akinikawe, the chairman, Chief Clement Fadipe, Aremu Akindele, the national treasurer, and Funmi Jabaru, the national welfare officer, all signed the communiqué.
In an effort to ensure unity and cohesiveness before the elections next year, the Southwest APC also unveiled a detailed reconciliation plan for the six states yesterday.
Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labor and employment and spokesperson for the APC Campaign Organization, claimed that Tinubu is an easy candidate to sell to the voters because of his attributes and accomplishments.
He characterized the APC nominee as a political and economic trailblazer and a man-builder while speaking on the Arise TV program.
The ‘ROT Like Minds’ political organization performed special prayers for Tinubu’s election victory over the weekend in Lagos.
When he served as governor of Lagos State, Tinubu was recognized by YCE as a destabilized Nigerian who was also a good leader.
The group argued that Tinubu represents justice, fairness, and national unity as Nigeria’s leading defender of democracy.
If elected president, YCE expressed optimism that Tinubu would address the multitude of issues confronting Nigeria.
Added was: “We believe that you are capable of leading the nation despite challenges of insecurity, economy downtown, and we know you can turn the nation for the better.
“We want the world to know that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a phenomenon in the world of politics.
“We are not against anyone’s group or aspirations but all we are saying is that Asiwaju is the right person for the job.
“He is the best man for the job at this period while our support for his candidacy’s burn out of his starling performances and track record of achievements over the years as fishers of men with just and equitable management of men and re-distribution of the available resources under his watch at every given opportunity.”
The ‘ROT Like Minds’ political organization organized special prayers for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC presidential candidate and governor of Lagos State, on Sunday in Lagos.
The joint special prayers between Muslims and Christians were presided over by the group’s coordinator, Mr. Jimmy Akinboro.
According to Akinboro, “ROT Like Minds” organized the prayers to ask for a heavenly intervention on behalf of Tinubu and Sanwo-aspirations. Olu’s
He said: “The group believes that Tinubu’s presidential ambition will become a reality by seeking the blessings of God.
“Tinubu is a trusted and tested leader who has touched lives and redefined leadership in and out of political positions.
“This is not the first time that this type of programme is being held.
“We have embarked upon this prayer session in honour of our principal and our mentor.
“This is because he has unfolded his ambition to become the president of the country by the grace of God.