A former Lagos governor and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that he is ready to do whatever it takes to become president in 2023. Speaking during his visit to the Olubadan-designate, Dr. Lekan Balogun, at his Alarere residence in Ibadan, Oyo Tinubu affirmed that no amount of intimidation from anyone can deter him from achieving his presidential aspiration. The Jagaban noted that he will fight dirty with his enemies on the way to the presidential seat. He said: “I am out to become president of Nigeria. No intimidation, no blackmail can stop me. I have read about a Greek philosopher that if you want to fight a pig, you must be ready to be smeared and I’m ready to be dirty.” Tinubu who came with members of his support group told Balogun that he came to the state to get his prayers and blessings as he forges ahead with his nationwide consultations. The APC national leader also used the avenue to congratulate the newly-crowned monarch and expressed certainty that he will use his wisdom and experience in education, politics, and leadership to give the ancient city a new chapter of development.
Speaking, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III who also received Tinubu at his palace prayed for him and called on Yoruba ancestors to make him victorious in his dream to become Nigeria’s next leader.
The Alafin said: “If I check my list now, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the first presidential aspirant to visit me. “All you the chiefs and traditional rulers, you have heard what our visitor said. He said our prayers are needed. All the ancestors in Yoruba land get up and assist your son.”