As the 2023 general elections draw near, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared his support for the 2023 presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
He did this at the inauguration of the SouthWest Agenda 2023 (SWAGA) in Lagos during the week.
The governor who posted some photos taken at the Lagos event on his Facebook page, wrote, “I attended the formal launch of the SouthWest Agenda 2023 in Lagos today where I described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a rallying figure and a beacon of hope for progressive leadership in Nigeria.
“SWAGA’23 is a political movement that is mobilising support for Asiwaju Tinubu to contest the 2023 Presidential election and it is important to say that Asiwaju Tinubu’s story is one of vision, passion and action. These three values stand him out among his contemporaries in national politics. He is a nationalist in thinking and a progressive in action.
“That SWAGA was launched today is a clear demonstration of Tinubu’s enduring political principles and strong vision. Those behind the movement are the people who believe in the three values that Asiwaju personifies and are ready to push them with passion for other Nigerians to see.”
Recalled that Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state was a factor behind the victory of President Muhamadu Buhari at the Presidential elections in 2015 and 2019, and he commands large following of political loyalists across the country, especially in the Southwest.