Baales and family heads (Mogajis) in Ibadanland have thrown their weight behind the Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
They said apart from being a Yoruba man, Tinubu’s pedigree and antecedents stand him out among other contestants for the post.
The Baales were led by their chairman, Elder Taye Ayorinde while the Mogajis were led by the President of the Association of Ibadan Mogajis, Asimiyu Ariori.
They said they endorsed Tinubu because they believe he would bring effective development to Ibadan and Yorubaland as a whole.
They maintained that Tinubu if elected would resolve the challenges facing the nation and make Nigeria great again.
The convener of Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju 2023 (SWAGA), Hon Oyetunji Ojo said Southwest would deliver 15m votes for Tinubu, saying this is achievable by mobilising the grassroots with the right approach.
He noted that over 10,000 Baales, Mogajis and Kings in Ibadanland have signed and showed interest to support of the APC candidate, claiming that this was instructed by Olubadan who sent a representative to deliver his message at the event.
He however said though Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is not a small contestant, that is why they are working tiredelessly for the emergence of Tinubu
The Chief host, Engr Dotun Sanusi, urged Nigerians not to allow anybody to deceive them with religion, saying Tinubu is not a religious fanatic.
He said: “Tinubu is the best man for the job, we don’t care if they call us militan6t because of Tinubu. The only person I can boast of to address all the needs of Ibadan people and Yoruba as a whole if elected is Tinubu. I didn’t speak alone, all of us here have spoken, we stand on the mandate of Asiwaju.”