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Nigerians abroad campaign for Tinubu’s presidency ahead 2023 elections

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

As debates on the geopolitical zone that produces President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor intensified, a campaign video has surfaced online projecting that the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has solutions to the challenges confronting the country.

The video was said to be part of the strategy to ensure that the Lagos State former governor’s support base increases and attracts supporters not only within the Southwest where he was well known but across the country and abroad ahead of the 2023 poll.

As gathered, the reason Tinubu had been encouraged by millions of his loyalists including those abroad under the aegis of Nigeria Diaspora for Asiwaju (NDA), was based on the APC unwritten constitution that allowed rotation of who becomes the party’s standard-bearer during the country’s elections.

The NDA members, sources said, were convinced that Tinubu would transform the country the way Lagos State experienced a complete change particularly in its revenue between 1999 and 2007, which jumped geometrically, making Lagos the envy of other 35 states.

The Nigerian abroad, who produced the video, considered Tinubu as the only rallying voice that could bring all stakeholders across the country together and protect the interest of Nigeria.

The aim of the group, according to members, was to ensure that Southwest produce the next president after 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure was expected to lapse and handover to another person.

Although Tinubu was yet to officially declare his intention to become Nigeria’s next president, the group came up with a video to show support for the astute politician who was also a renowned figure in Nigeria’s political scene.

In the video monitored by our correspondent on Thursday, the group portrayed Tinubu as the key that could open the doors that would result in developments across the country.

In the less than one-minute video that surfaced online, the picture of the APC national leader was boldly displayed on the it and with the caption, “Yes, We are ready to serve”.

According to one of the members of the group: “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a leader of leaders, pacesetter, a living trailblazer, and a ‘brain box’ that propels an idealistic movement. His mastery of the political legerdemain is a crackerjack. He is an aficionado of the game of politics and his contemporaries envy him for this”.

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