The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and representative of Ikorodu Constituency I, Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle Agunbiade, and his political operational platform, Onward Movement, have declared their support for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to contest for the Presidency in 2023.
Agunbiade, a four – term lawmaker, said that he and his political platform will join others to embark on a sustained campaign to urge Tinubu to declare his intention for the number seat in the country.
The ranking lawmaker, who blazes the trail in declaration of support for the yet to be announced Tinubu’s presidential ambition in Ikorodu, disclosed this at the 2021 annual Onward Movement of Nigeria special thanksgiving ceremony held at his constituency office situated along Obafemi Awolowo Way, Grammar School, Oke – Ota Ona, Ikorodu on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
He said that his support for Tinubu is based on his ability and capacity to lead and administer the country.
“Part of the reasons we are here today is to openly express our support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to become President come 2023”, Hon. Agunbiade said while addressing members of the APC and guests.
“I told many people that we are supporting Bola Tinubu for President not because he is a Yoruba man and a former Governor of Lagos State, but because he is an outstanding individual who has not signified his intention but we are the ones calling on him to declare for the race.
“All over the country, Tinubu is an outstanding political figure who is capable of running the country. He governed Lagos and placed the state on the path of greatness and the development that we are witnessing today.
“We are calling on him to step into the race and contest for the Presidency.
“We will continue to urge and encourage him to declare for the race and we will not rest until Bola Tinubu accepts our calls to contest for the Presidency.
While stating that the campaign is not a political patronage, Agunbiade added that what they are doing is a declaration of support for their political leader who has the capacity to liberate the country and bring prosperity to many.
“It is in Tinubu’s candidature that there is liberation and prosperity for many Nigerians. We have seen what he is capable of doing as the Governor of Lagos State and what he is doing politically as a leader”, the lawmaker said.
“This is not a political patronage. He is our party leader and we appreciate him and urging him to contest because he is capable.
“There will still be more of this campaign to urge Tinubu to contest by the grace of God”, he declared.