The race for 2023 presidency has started, and several people within and outside the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold have touted the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the man who the cap fits for the top job in Nigeria.
For Igbos in Lagos, the situation is no different as they square up to put their full weight behind the APC heavyweight politician if he expresses interest in the Aso rock office and reaches out to them. This is what the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos, Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguene said in a recent interview.
He said “If you say Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I will say it is good. For someone that bring people from nothing to something, that is the person I call a leader.”
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a person who doesn’t like people to suffer or cry. Since his term as governor he has been changing the narrative for many. He even helped many Nigerians come back home from overseas to become established in Nigeria. I have been in Lagos since 1984 and I know many that we lived together in Maroko from very poor family who are now billionaires, some in business and some in government, these are the good works of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“More so, Tinubu has set a good example by giving us Gov. Sanwo-olu who Ndigbos have benefited from immensely. Even though, Ohanaeze is not political, we have leadership on all Igbos in Lagos. So all Igbo politicians have this Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat to discuss their issues. And I want to disabuse the minds of Lagosians who say that, no matter what you do for Igbos, they will still follow PDP, this is total fallacy. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu has changed that narrative. Since I came into this office, to say that Igbos don’t vote APC will be a lie especially in Lagos where we have huge investment and large population.”