South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA’23), a political
platform promoting the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju
Bola Tinubu has said it is confident that President
Muhammadu Buhari will not betray the former Lagos state
governor on the issue of who clinches the ticket of the rul
ing All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023
Buhari contested for the presidency in 2003, 2007 and
2011 losing on the three occasions to the candidates of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However his alliance
with Tinubu gave birth to the APC in 2013, on whose plat
form Buhari contested again in 2015 and won.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent,
Bosun Oladele, a former member of the House of Repre
sentatives who is the secretary of SWAGA said he believes
that President Buhari, as a man of honour and integrity
will reciprocateTinubu’s good gestures if he decides to
contest in 2023.
“The president has been a man of honour and integrity. At
least, people say he doesn’t betray his own. So, if that is
the case, I don’t see him betraying Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
And if I become as old as the President, in my advanced
age, the only important thing that I should be chasing is
when posterity will judge me”.
“That is the most important thing that should occur to any
body that is advanced in age because it is only the grace
of God that has given each person that advancement in
age. So, if we have that grace, we must not waste it. A
man’s word should be his bond”.
When asked who the group will back if the ticket for the
APC primary is a two-horse race between Tinubu and the
Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who is alleged to
interested in succeeding President Buhari , Oladele said the
group will stick with Tinubu.
According to him, Tinubu’s records in office as governor of
Lagos state, his penchant for raising leaders which include
Osinbajo gives him an edge over any other aspirants who
may desire to fly the APC’s flag in 2023.
Speaking further, he said Tinubu, if given the opportunity
will unify the country and continue on the developmental
path being laid by the current administration of President
“I will put my money on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu any day.
This is because I have seen what he has done in the past.
I was old enough to understand the dynamism he brought
into governance in Lagos state and the relevance which
that has earned him. I have seen him producing leaders. I
have seen him assembling teams that were able to deliver,
even up till today. Don’t forget that part of the team is the
current Vice-President that we are talking about. I am sure
the Vice- President also knows that. So, give it to the
Source:- Independent Ng