As the race for the 2023 general election hots up, the Governor of Lagos state , Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has extolled the virtues of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing him as the most qualified successor and salable choice for the 2023 presidency.
The Governor made this remark while Speaking on Thursday during the formal inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (ABAT) Movement’s Working Committees, the governor said Tinubu’s capability to effectively manage human and material resources stands him out as the most qualified candidate.
Sanwo-Olu added that the country is in need of a capable leader with progressive ideas to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari and build on the progress recorded by the current administration.
The governor was in company of Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy; Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the house of assembly, and all members of the state executive council.
“If our country must be great, we have the responsibility to choose the leadership that will bring about true transformation across every facet of our national life. Who is that rallying figure that should lead us in this journey? The answer is deeply connected to our mission and purpose here today,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“That person must be a detribalised Nigerian and a bridge builder, who has been tested and trusted. A thinker who must sustain the legacy our current president is leaving behind. That person is the reason we are inaugurating this movement for the actualisation of his presidential ambition. That person is our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Let us tell the naysayers and those who are still in doubt that we are ready to work for the realisation of this ambition, because Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the number one salable candidate for the president. We will preach this gospel with diligence, dedication and high sense of commitment. Asiwaju is an unfolding success story our nation deserves at this time.
“We must see ourselves in line with Asiwaju’s political ideals. To be open to all, tolerate various interests and embrace everyone. We must reflect those ideas of our leader in our utterances and actions. You cannot afford to disappoint us on this mission.”
Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu is capable of turning around the resources of the country for general good.
Earlier in the month, after so much speculations, Tinubu formally announced his intention to contest for the 2023 presidency