By Sunday Elijah
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria says the presidential ambition of former Governor of the state Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remains the “rallying point” of the people of the state.
Sanwo-Olu made this known in Lagos when received Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who was in Lagos on his widespread visits to express his ambition of contesting for the presidential seat.
Sanwo-Olu, who said he was a “direct beneficiary” of Tinubu’s leadership, said the state would support the former governor in his ambition for presidency come 2023. He, however, noted that Amaechi was equally qualified.
In his words, “I have sheer regard and respect for our leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. I have been a direct beneficiary of his leadership. I have been part of his cabinet,” he said.
“Personally, I continue to tow that line of leadership and what he stands for.”
“I want to say to you that you’re eminently qualified and I want to wish you well in this journey. Clearly, for all of us in Lagos State, Asiwaju continues to be our rallying point, but the country is our country and we must continue to see it as the one that is indivisible and one that we all rally around.
“I certainly know too well what your pedigree is and what you have done,” the governor said.
Amaechi, who also responded, said that it was not easy for him to come to Lagos, understanding that their national leader, Tinubu, was from there.