Badagry traditional rulers, acting under the auspices of the Lagos State Badagry traditional rulers, have endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
At a town hall meeting organized by the South West Agenda (SWAGA) ’23 on Sunday, prominent traditional rulers including Oba Dr. Momodu Afolabi, the Onijanikin of Ijanikin, and other traditional leaders voiced their support for the resolutions. Oba Nofiu Dada Elete of the Ete Kingdom; Oba Abideen Adekanbi, Osolu of the Osolu Kingdom; and Oba Mobadenle Oyekan Onilado of the Ilado Kingdom are all examples of traditional rulers. There were a slew of dignitaries in attendance, including Oba Caleb Adeniyi, Olojo of Ojo; Oba Dr N.A Akinyemi, Alabirun of Ikare Kingdom; Oba Dr Taofik Adegboyega, Alahun of Imore Apapa; and Oba Gausu Rasak Ovaria of Ibeshe, among others.
After previously visiting first-class Obas such as the Oni of Ife, Oluwo of Iwo, Alafin of Oyo, Olubadan of Ibadan, and Alake of Egba Land, among others, the SWAGA’23 movement set out on a tour of South-West states, claiming that their visit resulted in unanimous endorsement of Tinubu.
Following the royal fathers’ eulogies, Hon. Kafilat Ogbara, Secretary for Nigerian SWAGA’23 and Commissioner, Nigerian State Audit Service Commission, stated that the SWAGA’23 train will travel to the Ikorodu and Epe areas of Lagos on Tuesday, meet with stakeholders in the state on Wednesday, and officially inaugurate the Lagos State chapter of the association the following day on Thursday.
In her statement, she expressed excitement about the official launch of SWAGA’23, which will take place on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos.
Senator Dayo Adeyeye, the National Chairman of SWAGA’23, expressed gratitude to the traditional rulers of Badagry for their presence at the event.
“I would like to express my gratitude to all of our royal fathers for their assistance. According to reports in the media, traditional rulers in Lagos State met and endorsed Bola Tinubu for President of Nigeria in 2023.
We are all aware that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will come to an end in 2023, and it will be equitable for the Presidency to be zoned to the South-West.
Tinubu is a Philanthropist
We all know that Bola Tinubu’s philanthropic gesture is unparalleled in the Nigerian political arena. He fought for Nigeria’s democracy and performed admirably in his role as governor of the country.
In addition, he urged other traditional rulers to get involved in the project because “charity begins at home.”
The traditional items used for the royal blessings were presented by the Hon. Mrs. Ayo Omidiran, SWAGA’23 Chairman of Osun State, who was present at the ceremony.
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Oba Momodu Afolabi Asafa, Onijanikin of Ijanikin, congratulated the attendees and the organizers, and he expressed gratitude to everyone who has worked tirelessly to make Nigeria a better place. “Any group of people who recognize and respect the unique contributions of traditional rulers to national development will always be successful.
“I congratulate the SWAGA’23 team on a job well done,” Oba Asafa said of the team.
The Akran of Badagry, speaking through Oba Agano Toniyoni Aholu of Agbamathen, prayed that God would grant their request, while also emphasizing the royal fathers’ support for Tinubu’s re-election bid.
According to the Akran of Badagry, “we are also optimistic that Nigerians in their large numbers will provide him with the necessary support.”