As the Yoruba ethnic bloc continues in the quest to produce the next President of Nigeria in 2023, governors of South West states of Nigeria have met the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his Lagos Bourdillon home.
The visit was by the deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan alongside the five other governors of the South West converged on Lagos State House Marina, to discuss issues that affect the region.
Engineer Olaniyan who represented Seyi Makinde, the Oyo state governor was joined by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Kayode Fayemi ((Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun and the host, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
While speaking to the press after the event, the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, declared that the meeting was to discuss the way forward for the South West and discuss matters that affect the region.
The Ondo state Governor said they discussed matters pertaining to the common heritage of the West, the Oodua group of companies and issues bothering on security of the western states.
The chairman stated that the content and agreement of the deliberations, which was held behind closed doors for about 2 hours and a half, will not be made public.
After the meeting, the Forum visited the National Leader of the APC and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at his private residence in Bourdillion Street, Ikoyi.
Akeredolu said, “we deemed it fit to visit our leader who has returned home successfully and who is hale and hearty and to the glory of God almighty”, that is why we have visited him.
He said the whole South West believes in the leadership of Tinubu, and he has shown that he is doing his best to lead us, as he is not only a leader of the South West but a leader of the entire nation and the South West lays first claim to him.
The Grand Council of Yoruba Youths in it’s reaction in a statement signed by the group’s President-General, Comrade AWA Bamiji, simply said, “2023 Yoruba Presidency, NO SHAKING at all in the Yoruba Political Camp.”