Tinubu seeks Ooni, Aromolaran’s support for 2023
A national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for the support of traditional rulers in Yorubaland, for him to achieve his ambition of succeeding the president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu, who spoke in the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, where he was received by many royal fathers that include Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, also assured them that if pushed forward, he would deliver.
He said he visited the royal fathers to intimate them of his desire to succeed Buhari in 2023.
Tinubu said, “I am saying they should not just leave the post, they should hand it over to me. I cannot collect it alone. I must come through you. If you unite and ask for it, if Oonirisa talks, Orangun talks, Awujale, Owa, Akarigbo and others talk, if we ask the presidency gently that they should hand it over to us, I am the one that want to collect it. I want to be President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Pray for me. Stamp it.
“I appreciate you for the Saturday governorship primary. They say election has not started and you are shooting. I thank you for your patience. I thank the Kings and Chiefs that talked to their people to stay. You led them know that you own the town. You know the town”.
“I thank you that you did not shame our party and Oyetola. You will not be put to shame.
“We are not saying it is not the turn of youth. I am begging you to tolerate and make peace part of your master plan. I have been a youth and i am a youth. You will be president but you have to work for it. you have to demonstrate the quality, character and intelligence to govern people, manage people.
“I ask our people, we have to play politics of tolerance. It is not about religion. I am married to a Christian; there is bible on her side and my Quran on the other side of the table. When we wake up in the morning. We never see any of the two groups fighting. We use them for prayer for ourselves, for the glory of our nation and for prosperity. Only God almighty determines who becomes your mother. Only God directed those who become Muslim or Christian.
“We do not have to have conflict. We do not have to have disagreement. God Almighty is the giver of power and blessing. We should use the diversity that he gave us to promote peace and stability. Our nation is endowed and I promise, if you push me forward, i will move it from potential to reality”.