By Emmanuel Oladesu, Deputy Editor
The Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) 2023 has highlighted explanation why All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ought to run for President.
The group described the previous Lagos Governor as a frontrunner with a nationwide outlook, detribalised, competent and brave politician and statesman.
To SWAGA, Tinubu’s hunt for skills is famous, including that his stewardship in Lagos, which is a mini-country, reveals that he has the expertise, functionality and psychological assets to steer a various and multi-ethnic Nigeria.
The SWAGA educated rolled into Lagos when members of its Central Working Committee (CWC) led by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, spoke with reporters on its imaginative and prescient, plans and health of its candidate for management within the post-Buhari interval.
With Senator Adeyeye, former Minister of State for Works had been deputy chairman of the group, Senator Soji Akanbi; former Home of Representatives members Rotimi Makinde, Bosun Oladele and Oyetunde Ojo, and chairman of Ifako/Ijaye Council, Lagos State, Apostle Toba Oke.
The group, which clarified that Tinubu had not unfolded any presidential ambition, stated the end result of its huge consultations within the Southwest confirmed his acceptability to many Nigerians.
Adeyeye stated by way of the actions of SWAGA, which is a voluntary organisation, “SWAGA will turn out to be a Nigerian agenda.”
The previous Minister stated a President from the Southwest within the mould of Tinubu will all the time be truthful to all of the zones, recalling that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who hails from the Southwest, by no means marginalised any area.
Adeyeye harassed: “Asiwaju shall be truthful to all as president. He has been truthful to all nationalities in Lagos. He gave them positions based mostly on functionality. He is not going to be president of Yoruba, however the president of Nigeria working for the curiosity of all Nigerians.”
The SWAGA chief stated there may be justification for presidential zoning to the South to foster fairness, equity, justice and a way of belonging.
He added: “President Muhammadu Buhari is not going to contest for a 3rd time period. The place shall be vacant in 2023. By precept, not forged in stone, the Presidency ought to rotate between the North and South, in a really various nation characterised by the fragility of polity and centrifugal forces. It’s a gentleman settlement.”
Adeyeye stated if there may be zoning to the South, there may even be a call on micro zoning though there isn’t any basic settlement but on its course.
He recalled that zoning to the North grew to become crucial in 2015 as a result of excessive pressure within the post-Yar’Adua interval when the area felt it was shortchanged.
Adeyeye stated by 2023, the North would have completed 10 years on the Presidency, including that it needs to be the flip of the South in 2023.
Acknowledging there may be agitation for zoning to different micro-zones within the South, he stated: “The Presidency of Nigeria is simply too necessary to be given to an individual sitting within the nook of his home. Energy isn’t served a la carte.”