Over 300 royal fathers from the South West are reportedly supporting Senator Bola Tinubu, the ex-governor of Lagos State, in his campaign for the presidency in 2023.
Senator Dayo Adeyeye, the National Chairman of the South West Agenda for Asiwaju for 2023, a group seeking support for Tinubu ahead of the next presidential election, revealed this at the group’s launch in Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday.
Adeyeye mentioned the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, and the Alake of Egba, Oba Adedotun Aremu, as some of the royal fathers who have already backed Tinubu for the presidential ambition.
He said, “You are representatives of SWAGA and you must continue to advocate Tinubu for the presidential project. By the grace of God, Tinubu will emerge as the next Nigeria’s president in 2023.
“All the traditional rulers in Yorubaland are supporting Tinubu, over 300 of them are backing him. From Ooni of Ife to Alaafin of Oyo, Alake and others. He is the best candidate that will come out of Yorubaland.”
Ayo Omidiran, the Osun State SWAGA coordinator, said the organisation was rallying support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola ahead of the 2022 governorship election, in addition to canvassing support for Tinubu ahead of the next presidential election.