2023 :Tinubu Visits Alake To Seek Support, Prayers - FIRST AWARENESS


Saturday, February 12, 2022

2023 :Tinubu Visits Alake To Seek Support, Prayers

Asiwaju Hameed Bola Tinubu Addressing Alake Of Egbaland,Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo

By Niyi Ogungbola
The former Governor of Lagos State and a national leader  of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, on Saturday visited the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun  Aremu Gbadebo to seek for the Mornach support and   blessings over his Presidential ambition in 2023.

Tinubu who arrived the Ake palace at 4.35pm went straight into private meeting with the royal father.

Speaking after the meeting with Alake Tinubu said, he came to the royal father as part of his consultations and to seek for the Kabiyesi prayers,and support to succeed President Muhamad Buhari in 2023 Presidential Election.

Explaining in details his purpose  of visit  to Alake of Egbaland,Tinubu said, he came  to seek the permission of the monarch to contest as President and to also seek the monarch’s blessings.

“I want to seek the permission of the kabiyesi, I want to seek his blessings and his prayers and seek the blessings of other chiefs”.

“I’m here to tell you (Alake) that, I want your prayers and I want to inform you that I want to become the President.”

Tinubu stressed further saying that, “I call this visit a courtesy call. I have contested with the support of the people for Senate and I won at youngest age ever. I have been governor, I clocked 50 on the seat of governor”. 

“I have done crusades to return Nigeria to democratic rule, before I started hearing the voices of the people that I should contest for President, I have thought about it deeply, but I cannot think about it alone”.

"The people said, this time around, I should run for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I told them that, we have elected someone there and I don’t want to pull the carpet from his feet”.

Tinubu said he had informed President Muhamad Buhari in Abuja about his intention to contest because his aim was not to create bad blood between him and Buhari, saying “he did not want to offend Buhari by “pulling the carpet from his feet”.

"Because I did not want to offend him, (President) I decided to express my intention to him following calls from my supporters and friends to run for President.

“I told the President that I want to replace you and I don’t want to offend you. I told the President that I want to step into his shoes, but not step on his toes”. 

“I told him as the number one citizen, I should start my Presidential bid by informing you first, and he (Buhari) told me to inform the whole world, and I have done that”. Tinubu explained.

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland,in his response prayed that, Tinubu will achieve his ambition.

He expressed optimism that, if Tinubu becomes the President, Nigeria would be better for it.

Meanwhile, First Awareness recalled that Bola Ahmed Tinubu had earlier paid similar visit to the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona at his Ijebu-Ode palace.

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