Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
A pressure group, Yoruba Patriots Movement (YPM) on Thursday said that 2023 Presidential election should be a payback time for other regions in the country to support the National leader of All Progressive Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to become the President of Nigeria.
Penpushing reports that the group noted that Yoruba has been supporting other regions in the country to become the President over a decade ago, adding that 2023 should also be the turn of Southwest region of Nigeria to be at the helm of affairs of this country.
The National Coordinator of the movement, Barrister Oladosu Oladipupo while speaking with journalists in Ibadan during the ‘2021 Pan Yoruba Summit’ maintained that Tinubu has touched many lives not only in Southwest but Nigeria as a whole, and 2023 is the time for him to become the President.
“Tinubu has led Yoruba’s twice to support President Buhari in becoming the President of Nigeria, Tinubu’s cabinet was Pan Nigerian not only Pan Yoruba when he was the governor of Lagos State, he remained the only Yoruba man who worked tirelessly for the emergence of Buhari, so, we should all support him if he intend to contest for the presidency in 2023’.
“We must work hard to assist him to become the President of Nigeria, he has the mental capability and what required to rule this country, we have been moving across the nation to tell Nigerians that this is the time for Southwest to become Nigerian President.”
Penpushing further reports that speaking on the acceptance of Tinubu by Nigerians, Oladipupo maintained that there will always be an opposition in whatever some ones does in life, adding that opposition makes someone determined and focus.
The coordinator however said that the group is currently making wide consultations around the country, saying that Tinubu has been accepted in all the zones of Nigeria because he is a good product and the right man to lead Nigerians come 2023.
“We shall ensure we work round ethnic nationality so that southwest can become Nigerian president income 2023, Yoruba was a flourishing nation under Obafemi Awolowo and the impact of Chief Owolowo put many Yoruba in a better position today which makes Yorubas to be in the main stream of politics in Nigeria.”
The summit, with the theme: Yoruba Nation: “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was attended by eminent Yoruba personalities who come together and discuss the way forward ahead of 2023 Presidential election
Penpushing also reports that Hon Bosun Oladele in his remarks described the summit as a right step in the right direction, urging Yoruba leaders to look inward stressing that this is the time for active participation to key into the Yoruba agenda.
“The time is now; this is the time to reconcile every essential voice in Southwest, so that we can consolidate on the current developmental stride going on in Nigeria and to move the country into a greater height”,Oladele said
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