Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu, the Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC has stated that when he wanted to secure the party's ticket, the battle was hard that he almost gave up.
Speaking on Sunday, June 19 after paying a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu to seek royal blessing, Tinubu said he had to resort to prayer and that he poured out his mind when he felt the 'gang up against him.'
Tinubu recalled that his victory at the party’s presidential primaries did not come easy, reiterating that he fought a hard battle to clinch the ticket.
He said: “There is no Lagos indigene that has had the opportunity to become President of Nigeria, despite the contribution of the State to the national stability and progres." he was quoted as saying in a statement by Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
“The highest position attained by any Lagosian in national leadership is the position of Chief Judge of the Federation. I took up the fight to break this jinx. The battle to secure the APC ticket was hard. When I was almost fed up, I resorted to prayers. I also poured out my mind when I felt there was a gang up against my person. Thank God that I have brought home the presidential ticket.”
“I took up the fight to break this jinx. The battle to secure the APC ticket was hard. When I was almost fed up, I resorted to prayers. I also poured out my mind when I felt there was a gang up against my person. Thank God that I have brought home the presidential ticket.
The task ahead is to galvanise our people to get their voter cards and vote to enable us realise this ambition. Getting our people to vote is the most important task before all of us.
“We need to take this message to our people across communities and sensitise them on the need to vote in the general elections.”
Akiolu, who described Tinubu as his “stubborn son”, said it was time for political leaders in Southwest region to work for the victory of Tinubu at the 2023 presidential election.
The monarch said: “Your emergence as presidential candidate of your party is the beginning of another journey in your political career. All Yoruba ancestors shall be with you on this journey to make our fatherland a better place.”