By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Prominent traditional rulers from the South West geo-political zone have back the candidature of All Progressive Congress(APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying that the party’s candidate has the qualification to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
The traditional rulers expressed their satisfaction over Tinubu’s credentials to succeed Buhari in a communique issued at the end of their meeting with the APC candidate on Thursday, 16 February, 2023.
The traditional rulers in the communique issued at the end of the meeting by Director General of Conscience of Yoruba Nation, Abagun Kole Omololu stated that the royal fathers affirmed their faith and support for Nigeria’s unity, peace, prosperity and progress.
In the communique made available to thegazellenews.com, they said, “The meeting granted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) an audience.
“The royal fathers expressed satisfaction with the briefings Tinubu gave concerning his aspiration, acknowledging Tinubu’s solid democratic credentials and unwavering commitment to the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.
“The meeting affirms the preeminent qualification of Tinubu for the highest office of Nigeria.
“The royal fathers, however, renewed their faith in the steady democratic growth of the country and reiterated their belief that equity and justice are prerequisites for unity, peace, progress and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
The meeting, which was held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was presided over by the Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
It was attended by the Orangun of Oke Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarinwa; Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Frederic Akinruntan; Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo; Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao; and Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Ademola.
Some of those who accompanied Tinubu to the meeting included Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and former Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.