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2023: Oba Akran, others support Tinubu to run for president – SWAGA

THE Akran of Badagry in Lagos State, His Royal Majesty De Wheno, Aholu Menu Toyi I OFR, and other monarchs have called on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu to contest for president in 2023.

The traditional leaders made this known yesterday when the South-West Agenda for Asiwaju 2023 (SWAGA’23) train led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye visited Badagry to pay homage to the Akran of Badagry, to seek his royal blessings and endorsement for Tinubu.

Responding to the visitors, the Akran of Badagry, who spoke through Oba Agano Toniyoni Aholu of Agbamathen, was reported by SWAGA’s publicity team to have said:

“We are strongly behind Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and we pray that God will make our request a dream come through. Even the blind and deaf in the country can attest to his good deeds.

“We are also optimistic that Nigerians in their large numbers will give him the necessary support, ” the Akran of Badagry said.

In a statement, SWAGA said those in attendance during the visit were “Oba Oyekan Ilufemiloye, Possi III, Alapa of Apa kingdom; Oba Moses Ayinde Agboke Joye, Onilogbo of Ilogbo Kingdom; Oba Friday Oladele Kosoko Oniworo of Iworo kingdom, Aholu Saheed Adamson, Aholu of Ajido Kingdom; Oba Isreal Adewale Okoya Okikiola, Onibereko of Ibekereko Kingdom; Oba Abraham Ogabi Oyikilu Ajagun of Imeke Kingdom; Oba Olalekan Ogungbe James Okiki, Arolagbade II, Aholu of Kuweme Kingdom.

“Other distinguished royal fathers were, Oba Samuel Owolabani; De-Yeti I, Aholu of Ajara Topa kingdom; Oba Agano Toniyoni, Aholu of Agamathen Kingdom; Oba Ebenezer Koshoedo; Thalunno I of Ajara Vetho Kingdom; Oba Samuel Olusegun Wheto, Aholu of Dale-Whedakoh; and Oba Jimoh Fabiyi; De-Sano I, Aholu of Ikoga Kingdom.

“Political figures such as  Akinsanya Sanni Ajose, Deputy Chairman of APC, Lagos State; Hon. Teliat Onilude, Badagry Local Government Chairman; Hon. Samson Olatunde, Chairman Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) were equally present at Akran’s palace, while  Hon. Joseph Gbenu, Chairman Badagry West LCDA gave the vote of thanks.

“On the SWAGA’23 Entourage were representatives from Lagos,Oyo, Ogun ,Osun ,Ekiti and Ondo namely Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi, , Senator, Tony Adeniyi, Hon. Monsuru Alao, Hon. Otunba Yomi Ogunnusi, Hon Oye Ojo ,Hon Ayo Omidiran, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, Hon Rotimi Makinde, Hon. Oloruntoba Oke, Hon. kola Peregrino, Hon Kafila Ogbara, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Hon. Deji Jakande, Hon. Hakeem Munir, Rt. Hon. Adewale Omirin, Hon.Bosun Oladele ,the General secretary Hon. Gani Dauda, Hon. Mukaila Musa, Hon. Ladi Owolabi and others.”

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