I Have Been Supporting People Here and There to Realise Ambitions; Tinubu Says in Osun
Former Governor of Lagos State and presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reminded Nigerians of the many people he had helped to realize their ambitions in the past.
He said this is the time for him to seek prayers and support of all Nigerians to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu, while speaking at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said he toured all parts of Nigeria especially in 2013 to make Buhari president of Nigeria.
He said, “I came here to seek for your prayers. I am here for your support and cooperation. You have known my intention already. You have known what I am aspiring for; all I need is your prayers.
“I have been supporting the people here and there. We have moved all over the country for one candidate or the other especially in 2013 where we campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari after his emergence, we equally supported him in 2019.
“As you all know, what the Constitution says is just two terms for a president after which another person succeeds him. That is what we are going round the country to let our people know that I am ready to succeed the incumbent President after the expiration of his second term.
“As you all know, what we are doing is to succeed him and I want to vie for President. I want to succeed Buhari and I can’t do it alone without your support. I want your continued support. It is our belief that once Ooni, Orangun, Awujale, Alake, Owa, among others speak, it becomes ours. With your support, it will come to pass.
“I am determined, I am prepared and I am ready for it. God that put our traditional rulers in their various thrones will not forsake us. He will put us there. I want to be President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I want your continued prayers,” Asiwaju added.
Tinubu also thanked supporters of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for nominating him as the candidate of the All Progressive for the July 16 election in the state.
The Ooni, while reacting, said “God has blessed you and you have used every stratum of your opportunity to advance humanity and develop capacity for generations. We are very happy to receive you today.
“You are our pride. You are our star. You are our moon. You are a rare gem at the moment,”
Speaking, Oyetola expressed gratitude to the people of the state, particularly the APC loyalists for renewing their confidence in his administration as demonstrated in the last primary election.