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SWAGA 23: We Will Rather Vote For Osinbajo Or Fashola, Not Tinubu- Nigerians React To Launch Of Presidential Bid For APC Stalwart

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Nigerians have reacted to the official launch of the South West Agenda 2023 (SWAGA 23) in Lagos, saying that the movement, if serious about its ambition should rally round ensuring that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo or Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, emerges as the Presidential Candidate in the next elections.

Recall that on Thursday, a grand ceremony launching SWAGA 2023, a political machinery to push for the perceived presidential ambition of former Lagos governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was launched at the 10 Degrees Event Centre in Lagos.

Although Tinubu, who is still recuperating from a knee surgery in London has yet to officially declare his interest to run for the highest office of the land, Thursday’s event confirmed that his protégés and his foot soldiers alike have the nod to proceed with laying the foundation for his eventual declaration.

Top guns from the APC led by the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as well as House of Assembly, House of Representatives, former lawmakers and party faithful graced the event to show their solidary towards ensuring that Tinubu emerges as the APC Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 election.

Shortly after the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who flagged off the event, took to his social media handle to elaborate on the event.

He wrote, “We attended the formal launch of the Southwest Agenda 2023 (SWAGA 23) in Ikeja. SWAGA 23 is a political movement being led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye and was formed based on the belief in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision and political philosophy that prioritizes the development of human capital and economy.”

But the governor’s post sparked instant reaction from Nigerians most of whom disagreed with the ideals of the movement, saying the campaign should be supporting a younger candidate with the likes of either of Fashola or Osinbajo and not Tinubu.

See Some Reactions Below:

Thomasjoe99: “But wait o! Why can’t SWAGA rally round Osinbajo or Fashola. These are great guys with strong personalities.”

Olumaiye: “SWAGA should support Prof. Yemi Osinbajo if it means well for Nigeria. Osinbajo is a better candidate than Tinubu without intent to malign anyone.”

official_henryevans: “So out of all the available options in this country your lagosians decides to choose Tinubu? Like has this nation not seen enough already?? I pray this agenda dies on arrival.”

yemmy2023: “Mr Governor.. PYO is the game changer for APC in 2023 not Asiwaju.”

tundearikawe: “Why can’t we just be sincere with each other for once? Use a younger candidate.. Tinubu has tried, let a younger candidate run the race.”

lawal_olugbenga: “We shall not vote for your BAT.”

valentine_ogene: “I don’t have to trust in any party, in as much as our vote doesn’t count because the likes of Tinubu and co have spoiled our system, I’ll still cast my vote to the rightful person, if APC brings out someone better than Tinubu, I’ll vote for the person, but I say a big NO to these agenda, do have a nice day.”

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I’m Not Desperate To Be President – Peter Obi

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Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, on Friday said he is not desperate to be President.

Mr Obi made the comment while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to Mr Obi, he left the Peoples Democratic Party for the Labour Party because the former did no longer align with his political values.

“I’m not desperate to be President or anything,” he said. “I’m desperate to see Nigeria work. Especially for the youths of this country.

“I’ve moved to where I think the process might allow me.

“I would rather lose doing the right thing than win doing the wrong thing. My politics have been consistent in character and integrity.”

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JUST IN: APC Postpones Presidential Primaries To June 6-7

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential primary election to Friday, June 6 and Saturday, 7.

The APC announced the postponement after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday evening bowed to pressure by political parties to extend the dates for the conduct of primary elections.

INEC in a statement on Friday, extended the dates for primaries by six days.



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I’ll Have Up To 12 Wives Before 40, Singer, Portable Brags Amid Headies Saga

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Habeeb Okikiola, the fast-rising Nigerian singer better known as Portable, says he would have up to 12 wives before he clocks 40.

The 27-year-old controversial musician spoke in a video shared via his Instagram page on Friday.

In the video, Portable boasted that he currently has six wives even though he is still below 30.

“I never reach 30, I don get six wives and plenty children. Before I reach 40, my housewives would be up to a dozen (12). I am not 30 and I already have six. I just want to inform you so you would be aware,” he said in a mixture of English and Pidgin.

Portable came into the limelight towards the end of 2021 on the back of his hit track ‘Zazoo Zeh’ featuring Olamide, the rapper, and Poco Lee, the dancer.

He was recently nominated for the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories at the 2022 edition of the Headies.

While the singer has continued to enjoy fame, he has also made headlines for controversial reasons.

On Wednesday, Portable claimed his co-nominees at The Headies are no match for him. He also threatened to kill anyone who wins any of the categories in his place.

In it’s reaction, organisers of the annual awards on Friday threatened to disqualify the singer if he fails to retract his statement and issue an apology on his social media pages.

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