2023: Lagos Assembly Writes Buhari, APC Governors, NWC Over Tinubu’s Victory
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have resolved to write letter of commendation to all governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, the Conference of State Assembly Speakers and the National Assembly for their efforts towards the victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the party’s presidential primaries.
The lawmakers made the resolution while debating the outcome of the party’s primaries at plenary session.
They expressed appreciation to all presidential aspirants who stepped down for Tinubu, saying that it was Tinubu’s goodwill that earned him the victory.
One of the lawmakers , Hon. Abdulsubur Olayiwola (Mushin 2) described Tinubu as a political warlord just as he argued that the presidential candidate’s Abeokuta declaration helped his victory.
Also he noted that Obasa started reaching out to Nigerians from other parts of the country even before it became public knowledge that Tinubu would run for the position.
In his contribution, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, described Tinubu as a man whose time to lead the country had come.
While commending Obasa, Agunbiade added “We must go back to our constituencies and ensure that those who would vote for Tinubu secure their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa 2), said Tinubu reaped what he had sowed many years when he was the governor of Lagos with his victory at the convention.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Rt (Hon) Mudashiru Obasa said the outcome of the primary election was worth celebrating, especially in relation to the number of people who supported and played various roles to ensure Tinubu’s victory.
According to him, the action of the Northern governors had further deepened democracy and unity.
The speaker noted that ahead of the convention, the APC governors in the North had resolved to support a Southern aspirant.
“That singular action of the Northern governors is proof and testimony that Nigeria’s democracy has come to stay and Nigeria will continue to exist as one.
“This goes beyond giving the APC presidential candidate support and shows that in togetherness, we can take this country forward.
“The emergence of Asiwaju gives hope that there are better days ahead where we would have an egalitarian society.
“We have absolute confidence in him that he can do it again just as he had done before,” he said.
Obasa urged stakeholders and party leaders to intensify their support for Tinubu ahead of the general elections.