Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday drummed support for the presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of the State.
Speaking at the formal inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) Movement’s Working Committee in Ikeja GRA, Sanwo-Olu said, Tinubu is the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari to effectively manage human and material resources and build on the progress recorded by the current administration.
Insisting that his achievements in the past stand him out as the most qualified Nigerian to be president in 2023, the Governor said Tinubu’s qualification rests on his demonstrated capacity in deploying a mix of genius and statecraft to nurture a city-state on the brink to a flourishing economy that it has become, noting that the progress in Lagos remains a visible experiment initiated by the APC National Leader.
Sanwo-Olu who was in the company of his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and all members of the State Executive Council said Nigeria had continued to shoulder the burden of the black race, stressing that the country’s transformation into a stable economy would be a source of pride to the black man.
In 2023, the Governor said the country needed a capable leader with progressive ideas to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and build on the progress recorded by the current administration.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, said, “Our country is the most populous black nation in the world and the responsibility that comes with that is enormous. No doubt that the destiny of the entire black race is tied to the greatness of Nigeria. If our country must be great, we have the responsibility to choose the leadership that will bring about true transformation across every facet of our national life. Who is that rallying figure that should lead us in this journey?
“The answer is deeply connected to our mission and purpose here today. That person must be a detribalized Nigerian and a bridge-builder, who has been tested and trusted. A thinker who must sustain the legacy our current president is leaving behind. That person is the reason we are inaugurating this Movement for the actualisation of his presidential ambition. That person is our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Let us tell the naysayers and those who are still in doubt that we are ready to work for the realisation of this ambition because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the Number one salable candidate for the president. We will preach this gospel with diligence, dedication, and a high sense of commitment. Asiwaju is an unfolding success story our nation deserves at this time.
“We must see ourselves in line with Asiwaju’s political ideals. To be open to all, tolerate various interests, and embrace everyone. We must reflect those ideas of our leader in our utterances and actions. You cannot afford to disappoint us on this mission.”
Also, APC leaders across the State’s 57 local councils and a large number of party supporters thronged the event’s venue to lend their support.