Members of a political pressure group, South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), pledged to provide 14 million votes on Wednesday for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election.
The group made this promise in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, during an awareness walk attended by youth and leaders of the group in the southwestern region.
Speaking to the teeming youth, former Minister of State for Works and SWAGA’s National Coordinator, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, said the walk is intended to increase support for Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He assured that the group is ready and determined to provide 14 million votes for Tinubu in the 2023 elections, and urged members of the group in all 18 local governments in the state to mobilize support for the APC presidential hopefuls and other party candidates in the 2023 elections.
Senator Adeyeye stressed that the nation’s development depends on how competent youth are identified, in leadership roles, and called for the need to vote for the APC presidential candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023.
He praised Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his support of the southern agenda, noting that the Ondo state governor has been at the forefront of the fight for the southern president not to thwart the power rotation scheme in the country.
He added that the Tinubu government will ensure the overall development of Nigeria as it has what it takes to tackle all of the country’s socio-economic and political challenges.
The group’s national secretary, a former information and orientation commissioner, Hon. Bosun Oladele explained that the march was about SWAGA and not about a political party.
According to him, “This is about SWAGA and not a political meeting. Our gathering is to raise awareness among the people of Ondo state about our man, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We started and launched this group in December 2020 in Ibadan and we now have branches in the East, Delta, Kwara and North Central.
“This is not a campaign, it’s just awareness raising. We know it’s not time for political campaigns yet. We know what the Electoral Act says about campaigning.”
Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, appealed to the people to support Tinubu, describing him as a leader with proven capacity to change the country if elected president in 2033.
A former secretary of the state government of Ondo (SSG), Ifedayo Abegunde, has sued women, men and youth in the state for making sure they pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) before the general election.
He appealed to them to go out en masse on Election Day and vote for the APC presidential candidate, adding that he has the resources to put the country on the right track.
Hon. Oyetunde Ojo, the son-in-law of Tinubu appealed to the people to vote for Tinubu and Shetima because it is time to respect the mutual agreement that power must move to the South.
Ojo, one of the leaders of the group, said: “The essence of this march is to sensitize and encourage the good people of the state of Ondo before the start of the campaign, by telling the people on their own son, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to vote. .
“Tinubu, as we all know, is no stranger to this country, and we must believe in his ambition, he is a father, responsible and a straightforward person who can help this country move forward.
“So we tell the good people of Akure, Ondo state, to vote for their son Tinubu, he will take this nation to a greater height.
“The SWAGA is moving from neighborhood to neighborhood campaigning for Tinubu as it’s our turn in the Southwest, so we’re calling on our youth to give Tinubu a trial.”
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