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‘Emilokan’ outburst was magic spirit for my becoming President, says Tinubu

The Nigeria’s President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has admitted that his outburst of ‘Emilokan’, in the build up to the Presidential election was a magic wand for his victory at the poll, explaining that the statement was to invoke spirits of freedom and determination.

Penpushing reports that Tinubu made this known on Thursday during his visit to Ogun State, to express his appreciation to traditional rulers for their support and wisdom, recalling he made a pledge to return for thank you visit if he wins the elections.

The President alongside former Governor of Ogun State Chief Segun Osoba, Governor Dapo Abiodun and former Governor Gbenga Daniel alongside some other chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) had separately visited Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.

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‘I invoked the spirits of freedom and determination, symbolised by “Baba Emilokan,” to overcome the obstacles in the election. I invoked that spirit twice. The spirit of Baba Emilokan. That’s Baba. Being blunt, being decisive, that’s him, he will tell you’, he said.

‘The second spirit is that money or no money (we will do the election and we will win). Our monies were confiscated. The cashless policy didn’t work, it was terrible then. I realised that, I came to Ogun State to invoke the spirit of freedom which we are noted for’, Tinubu added.

Penpushing further reports that he said he remained hopeful and optimistic about achieving victory in the last presidential election, despite the ineffective cashless policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).

The President while reflecting on the challenges in the build-up to the 2023 presidential election, recounted his concerns about the confiscation of funds and the failure of the cashless policy, and how he had previously sought wisdom and guidance from Awujale during his visit to the palace.

Penpushing also reports that Tinubu acknowledged that these spirits had been the driving force behind his service and expressed his gratitude to traditional rulers, all the elected officials and  thanked them for their loyalty and commitment during those crucial times in the 2023 election.

“The way you have taken me, the way you have responded to me, all I can say is thank you. May you live long and may you witness a prosperous Nigeria. I have redeemed my pledge that I will come back with victory and the crown.

Penpushing further reports that the President expressed his commitment to fulfilling his promises and appealed for prayers from the citizens of the state to ensure progress and stability in the country, adding that hope is recharged and hope is here.

‘The hope is recharged; the hope is here. That hope will never fail. That hope will recharge your lives in a positive manner. By the grace of Almighty God, we shall reap the fruits of our labour, Nigeria will see positive change, just endure these baby steps of pain’, Tinub. This country is the only one we have. I have been a refugee and I know what it means to be a refugee and my green passport is what I still have now’.

Penpushing also reports that Governor Dapo Abiodun in separate remarks at the palaces of the Paramount ruler of Ijebuland and Alake of Egbaland,, thanked the President for the visit to the State, describing him as a man of uncommon grace and a living testimony of resilience.

The Governor chronicling Tinubu’s antecedents as a visionary politician, said the pronouncement of President Tinubu in the first few weeks in office had defined him as rightly prepared and qualified for office.

Penpushing reports that the traditional rulers in separate remarks in their palaces, commended Tinubu for his leadership, acknowledging him as an instrument of God chosen to rectify past shortcomings, and equally offered prayers for the President’s guidance and good health, urging Nigerians to support his administration.

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