Ajimobi’s son, widow pledge support for Tinubu’s presidency dream
Sen. Teslim Folarin, the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State and Mrs Florence Ajimobi, widow of the late Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, say they will support Bola Tinubu, to ensure his victory as the nation’s president in 2023.
Folarin and Ajimobi’s widow made the pledge in separate statements on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Folarin is currently representing APC-Oyo Central at the Senate as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, while Ajimobi is the President of Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation (SAAF).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu was elected as the APC presidential candidate at the party’s presidential primary on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, having polled 1, 271 votes to defeat all other presidential aspirants.
Folarin, lauded Tinubu for “his doggedness, sacrifices, maturity and sense of patriotism”.
According to him, majority of APC national delegates and presidential aspirants have spoken with their votes that Tinubu has the capacity to defeat the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the coming general elections.
He urged Tinubu to extend hands of fellowship to his co-contestants and their foot soldiers with a view to uniting them ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“I have absolute confidence in Asiwaju’s long years of experience in the democratic space.
“I know he has all it takes to galvanise the entire membership of the party into a formidable force that will ensure victory for our party in 2023 and beyond,” he said.
Also, Ajimobi’s widow described Tinubu’s victory as “an icing in life-long career of public service, administrative sagacity and fitting tribute to a man who gave his all to the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria”.
According to her, his working with like minds to bring to fruition the idea of APC, identifying and building talents across the country, irrespective of religion or ethnicity, have clearly shown.
“This has shown Asiwaju Tinubu as the long awaited saviour that will take the country to where it ought to be,” she said.
Ajimobi expressed confidence that her late husband, who was a core loyalist of Tinubu, would be pleased with the turn of event that saw the emergence of Tinubu.
Commenting, the Ajimobi Legacy Forum (ALF) described the emergence of Tinubu as the beginning of good things for the country.
The forum said his emergence clearly showed that majority of the delegates at the convention realised the worth and contributions of Tinubu over the years in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.
“Asiwaju is a thoroughbred progressive, whose records of achievements, are major force in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that saw the end of military rule in Nigeria.
“His records is indelibly written in our country’s march toward democratic governance. What sets him apart is his ability to identify and nurture talents,” it said.
The ALF urged Nigerians to queue behind Tinubu during the general election, saying that he remained the only visionary leader who could take Nigeria to the promised land.