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Power comes from God, Erelu Kuti tells female presidential aspirant

The Traditional Queen Mother (Iya Oba Eko), Chief Abiola Dosunmu, Erelu Kuti of Lagos State, has commended the presidential ambition of 38-year-old Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi while…

The Traditional Queen Mother (Iya Oba Eko), Chief Abiola Dosunmu, Erelu Kuti of Lagos State, has commended the presidential ambition of 38-year-old Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi while affirming that power comes from the Almighty.

Erelu Kuti spoke this at her residence in Victoria Island when Okunnu-Lamidi paid her a courtesy visit to mark the beginning of her campaign tour to traditional stools across the country.

She serves as the ceremonial Queen Mother and reigns supreme as regent of Lagos upon the death of an incumbent monarch until a successor is chosen by the kingmakers.

Erelu Kuti of Lagos, who received Okunnu-Lamidi and her campaign team with prayers and blessings, expressed her admiration of the aspirant’s courage and conviction to alleviate the people’s sufferings and bring stability and progress to the society by declaring to contest the 2023 presidential elections.

“This is more than just the audacity of hope; it is the audacity of audacity. It gives me joy because it shows that there are courageous young women willing and able to answer the call to duty for the country,” she said.

Okunnu-Lamidi expressed gratitude to Erelu Kuti for her hospitality and motherly blessing.

She reiterated her desire to be the arrowhead for the yearning of millions of Nigerians who desire a country whose boundless human and material resources are put to work for all Nigerians.

She noted that in 2023, the nation needs a leader with the heart to serve and the ability to unite and inspire with a fresh vision that will activate many forgotten stakeholders in the national project.

The aspirant presented her host with a large size painting of the Eyo Masquerade representing the culture, history and social ideology of an inclusive Lagos.