The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Sunday met with prominent Yoruba leaders in pursuit of his Presidential ambition.

Tinubu insisted that there is no going back in the pursuit of his presidential ambition in 2023.

Tinubu spoke in a separate visit to the palace of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland designate, Senator Dr. Lekan Balogun on Sunday

He said no amount of intimidation and harassment would stop him from fulfilling his presidential ambition.

He added that his visit to Oyo town and Ibadan was to intimate the two monarchs of his ambition to vie for the position of the President in 2023.

Tinubu who informed Oba Adeyemi that his visit was hinged on his respect for traditional institution said he holds the traditional rulers in high esteem.

He said, I cannot embark of a project of this magnitude without seeking for prayers and cooperation of the traditional rulers.

“I am here today today inform our traditional rulers of my decision to vie for the position of the President of our dear Country in 2023.

“What I need from our highly referred traditional rulers is prayers and cooperation.

“Today, Yorubas are being treated fairly in terms of political appointments at the National level unlike in the past when we could only boast of Ministers of State.

“Today, by the Special grace of God in Yorubaland, we have Vice-President, Ministers of Works and Housing, Interior and Sports but we still deserve more.

“I will ensure that Yorubas are accorded right and due attention.

In his remark, Oba Adeyemi assured visiting Asiwaju Tinubu of his support by invoking the spirit of his fore-bearers while praying for him

He said all the ancestors of Yorubaland would work in his favour.

Corroborating his view, the ten traditional rulers who were in attendance threw their weight behind Tinubu.

Also, at the event, the retired Arch Bishop of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Ayo Ladipo described Tinubu’s visit to Alaafin as that of father and son.

He said, “I have known Tinubu for many years and his contribution to the socio-political growth of Yorubaland is worthy of note.

Kabiyesi, your son has come to visit you and seeks your blessing

In a related development, the Olubadan of Ibadanland designate, Senator Dr. Lekan Balogun while welcoming Chief Tinubu to his Alarere residence in Ibadan, described him as a leading light of Nigeria

‘We have known you and we know your antecedents as a progressive.

‘You laid a foundation of Today Lagos. You are the leading light of Nigeria. You contributed to make Nigeria what it is today.

“Without Yoruba, Nigeria will not be what it is today. Nigeria is badly divided. We are looking forward to a Yoruba President who will unite this Country.

“We need a leader that will have a national focus and national acceptabity. The road may be rough but by His grace, you will triumph’


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