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Senator Dayo Adeyeye, a former Minister of State for Works, and ex-spokesperson of the Senate, is the Chairman, Planning Committee, South West Agenda for Asiwaju Tinubu 2023 (SWAGA ’23). 

Senator Adeyeye is of the notion contrary to a former Governor of Ogun State, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who said that it was too early to zero in on a particular individual to avoid political miscalculation.

Speaking on The Morning Show, aired by Arise Television  on Tuesday, Chief Osoba acknowledged that Tinubu has the right to contest for the office of the President, but it is too early to conclude on a particular Presidential candidacy.

However, "I am in support of the emergence of someone from the South-West geopolitical zone as President in 2023," He said.

In a interview with a news reporter in Abuja, Senator Adeyeye said that, “Chief Segun Osoba could hold his opinion, I will respect him. He is an elder statesman, a highly respected leader and a very successful politician. So, we respect his views and we also believe that on our own part, what we are doing from our own perspective,  is the right thing.”

He said, “There is still a long way to go and that is why we are saying that it is better to start a long journey very early and adequately prepared.

According to him, it was  better to start early mobilising support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election, to boost Tinubu’s chances.

Adeyeye said, “We are already in January 2021; the election, according to the time table of the Independent National Electoral Commission, will take place in February 2023. That means we only have two years to make necessary preparations.

“We should not also forget that the primaries of political parties will take place next year. So, it cannot be too early to start sensitisation for an individual’s candidacy. If you are really serious, this is the best time to start something in a big, highly diversed, multi-ethnic and multi-religious country like Nigeria with very huge population.

 “We believe we have to start our work immediately. That is why we are starting now because Nigeria is fast becoming a much more complex society.

“Time will tell whether what we are doing is right or wrong. We are not actually campaigning but merely sensitising people to the idea of the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. It is not a bad idea to start telling people that he is the best man for the job,” He added.



Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State yesterday spoke to the State House Correspondents after a meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on his (Mr. President) position over the agitation among many stakeholders in south East that the “2023 Presidency should be zoned.”

He added that the decision of who flies the Presidential ticket rests squarely with the respective political parties.

He said that, it would be recalled that the Chief Whip of the Senate and the former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu was recently quoted saying that anyone can contest for the Presidency under the All Progressives Congress (APC), since it has not zoned the 2023 ticket to a particular part of the country.

Uzodimma said, “Well, you know the position is not vacant now. There is a sitting President and we are practicing partisan democracy and not tribal democracy. So, the emergence of presidential candidate will come on party by party basis, not tribe by tribe basis.

“But if there are other internal factors that will form part of the considerations for parties taking decision of course, that will be entirely the job of the leadership of those political parties and I think that is the right thing to do,” He said.