Declare for 2023 Presidency or face legal action, group tells Tinubu | Dailytrust

Declare for 2023 Presidency or face legal action, group tells Tinubu

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

A support group loyal to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has threatened to sue him if he fails to declare for 2023 presidency.

This is coming amidst speculation that the APC leader has 2023 presidential ambition.

The group known as the Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ) is a merger of 12 political and socio cultural groups working towards the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidency come 2023.

National president of the group, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje, described Tinubu as the most qualified politician to vie for the presidency.

He said if he fails to contest, a suit would be instituted to compel him to vie for the presidency.

Alawuje described Tinubu as the only trusted politician capable of building on the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, some politicians whom he described as crooks were bent on destroying the country because of their opposition to Tinubu.

He said, “The peace, love, unity and harmony of this country has never been disturbed like this. All this is happening just for those crooked politicians to disorganize us, but unfortunately for them we have gone far ahead of all their evil strategies.

DOJ which declared 100 percent loyalty to Tinubu’s presidency said the former Lagos State Governor is the right person to take over from Buhari.

He said DOJ may be left with no choice than to sue Tinubu should he fail the contest the 2023 presidential election.

He added, “We are supporting Tinubu and calling on him, begging him, inviting him to contest the 2023 presidential election for the benefit of Nigeria and Nigerians.

“We are out for the Tinubu 2023 project because we love Nigeria and we believe in the progress of this country.

“You can believe me that Tinubu has laboured so much for the development of this country. We all know how he laboured to give us President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We need continuity. We need somebody that will continue and consolidate on the achievements President Buhari is making. We need somebody that knows the house, and that is Bola Tinubu.”

Also speaking, while addressing one of the new groups that merged with the DOJ recently from the North called Northern Voters’ Awareness (NOVA), Alawuje called on the North to rally round Tinubu who he described as a detribalized Nigerian.

“And it’s time to let the entire world know that Nigeria is one apart of those frustrated politicians who are trying to divide us.

“Tinubu is a nationalist, a bridge builder and a visionary leader who has all it takes to take Nigeria to greater heights. He merits it and deserves to lead this country. We therefore urge him, plead with him to come out and close the mouth of those who are accusing us of wasting our time that he is not coming out, if at all he doesn’t want it, we are begging him to start putting interest and come out and declare his ambition publicly, not to hesitate from answering this clarion call to contest the 2023 presidential election.”

Alawuje added that the North should prepare to give Tinubu a “block vote” in 2023, going by the sacrifices he made towards ensuring the emergence of Buhari as Nigeria’s president.