Meeting was not at the behest of Tinubu￼ – Obasa
Tinubu must clinch APC presidential ticket – BAT movement
Former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the South West geo-political zone on Wednesday met to express their unequivocal support for presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Ekohotblog reports that at least twenty serving and past assembly speakers were present at the meeting that was held in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
As the smouldering ember of 2023 presidency began to hot up, major political actors are already setting will to purpose and putting plans in motion to outwit their adversaries and realise their aspiration.
Among those present are Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former speakers from Ondo and Ekiti, among others.
Ekohotblog recalls that a clutch of trusted allies had last year visited traditional rulers in Oyo state to beseech them to throw their weight behind the all Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.
Speaking at the meeting, Obasa, the convener of the disclosed all former and current Speakers in the region have made it a point of duty to support Tinubu presidency in 2023.
Obasa said the meeting was not at the behest of Tinubu as the former Lagos governor has not officially declared his presidential aspiration.
He, however, stated that the meeting became imperative in other to broach and deliberate on the subject on behalf of Tinubu
According to Obasa, all current and former speakers present should, after the meeting, go back to their respective states to put up structure and plans that will see to the materialisation Tinubu mandate.
The National Coordinator of BAT Movement, Ambassador Aliyu Saulawa, expressed the readiness of that the movement to ensure power return to the southwest and Tinubu the prime beneficiary.
Saulawa said, “What was resolved at the meeting include, that power must shift to the south and that the southwest must produce the next president.
“That Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, being a Yoruba man with the capacity, experience and means should be the candidate to be supported to emerge as the next president of Nigeria”