….Set to hold her Lagos State Chapter Inauguration in October

By Muhammed Adekunle

SWAGA TRAIN Visits Ikorodu Division, while the Ayangburen of Ikorodu Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi played host to the guest from different part of South-west.

Aarebirin Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, (Vice chairman Ikorodu LGA leads other Vice-chairmen from Ikorodu division to the Palace)

The meeting commenced Immediately, after the welcome address by the Asipa in council of Ikorodu Division. Guest speakers took the stage to state purpose of their visit which goes thus; Ogben Ajife of Swaga directorate and planning started his address by mentioning that some respectable Elders decided that section of politics in the country should be grade by grade, during the formation of APC an agreement was made entailing that after the North serves its presidency term it should be turn of the South.

Though south-west is not the only accessible one. but south west has a voice. and Asiwaju remains the top. Swaga was launched in iBadan as a fore front of Western Region. the Olubadan accepted swaga. Traditional leaders being the connection between the people and the government. Also, went to see the Alaafin of Oyo who gave his voice and warned them to update him on process and feedbacks of the movement. Next, was Osun state Oluwo of Iwo Land spoke loud and assured of his support for the movement, then, Akarigbo of Ogun state, Senator Gbenga daniel and Abeokuta to meet Alake’ and Ikale and Ilaje all for the swaga movement, From there to Ondo state, then to the Deji of Akure then to Pa Ayo Fasoranti, then Ekiti Before Lagos state where the Swaga launch would commence from 3rd to 8th of October 2021. He also said there arw Plans to tour entire IBILE division of Lagos state as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu origin.

Otunba Tijani Sunkanmi. – (Chairman APC Ikorodu division) in his address describe Asiwaju as someone beyond definition. That Nigerians will support his mandate, check his credentials and profile to be assured of his capability. How he transformed Lagos from the dirtiest state to a clean state. He raised the IGR of Lagos state during his term in office among other worthy achievements. And that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will change the status of an average Nigerian. He also said there are more to say when the time comes. he commended Swaga movement for being a good initiative. described Asiwaju as a round peg in a round hole and pray God grant him long life.

Meanwhile, Chairman Ikorodu Local Government Hon. Wasiu Adeshina In his words describe Asiwaju as an institution, that almost all politicians pass through Asiwaju, Raised the standard of Yoruba indigenes. He also commended Swaga for their effort and prayed for more strength to them, he gave an advice that the meeting venue for Swaga in Ikorodu should be made known so they can offer their support.

Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo Chairman Ikorodu Oga Development Association (IKODASS) In his words appreciated all the guest seated, He reminded them of the words of the South-west as being the next to govern, He made mention that only a capable hands to rule, he said he once worked in local government so he knows the effort of Asiwaju in governance.

He used the words that the crown fits Jagaban borgu, “we should let him do it” He reminded that Jagaban has built people across regions and none can meet his capacity building, defines Jagaban has a builder of men and resources, through him he built blue-print for development, how he assisted President Buhari to his post today, Describe Asiwaju as being soft tempered and super fit for the role.

Alhaji Monsuru Olowoshago a renowned journalist in his words mentioned that Asiwaju made him register for the party membership card, He describe Asiwaju as an Intelligent individual, he advised SWAGA team not to reply critics, but, draw them closer.

He described Asiwaju as a bridge builder in whom people will voluntarily support him not because of gains nor returns but because of what he has done for people in the past, also initiated his support in emergence of the King of Ikorodu, He advised Swaga and other politicians to be careful and not to betray Asiwaju, He noted that his profession as a journalist does not stop his support from politics.

Asipa Kaoli Olusanya in his words reminded the yoruba origin of the popular herbert Ogunde lyrics that Yoruba should think clearly, and how we have missed two chances already. That the In-fighting between yorubas stopped awolowo from presidential emergence same goes for MKO abiola denial by being sabotaged. while he also prayed that this third term we won’t miss out on it. that also as he is Baba Oba of Ikorodu would foster development in Ikorodu.

The Kabiyesi (Oba kabir Adewale Shotobi) In his speech thanked the almighty God, and mentioned that Traditional rulers were highly placed, Before Military intervention. and he believed Asiwaju has a respecter of Traditional rulers will be a worthy and bouncing back of culture of placing traditional rulers in their proper position. He noted that his presence in Ikorodu is worthy (by unveiling the tallest picture in his palace) where Asiwaju was the Baba Oba of Ikorodu and his contribution as being enormous.
He said when the issue of presidency came up.

He said council of obas in Ijebu and Lagos are supporting the mandate of Asiwaju. that they have seen his stance right before the Swaga movement was launched. They had raised their staff of office up during a retreat in assertion of Asiwaju presidency. All we need to do is to support him. He said If Asiwaju declare his ambition. the council of obas in Lagos and Ijebu will support him by praying for him publicly. as they have being doing privately. He said he will never go against the government cause they have being answering his plea. and He prays one day. an Ikorodu Indigene will emerge as Governor of Lagos state someday. He also prayed continously for the entire SWAGA movement.

He performed the Traditional rites. while he went on with his prayers and support for Asiwaju so, as not to loose the third good time for southeners, He also spoke on behalf of council of Oba’s that they will support Asiwaju ambition, That this is pay-back for Asiwaju to return back the effort he has invested in people. While also admonishing each citizens to get their PVC ready not until election is few months away before running helter skelter.

Otunba Bayo of Primero in his vote of thanks speech reminded the audience that there had always being a coup in every thirty years. and this time in 2023. its another 30years. we should not allow a repetition. He also admonish the people to wary of In-fighting through Ogun state. He urge for more support for Asiwaju. So, southerners won’t miss the chance again.

While order of pictures took place.

Also, in attendance were dignitaries of eminent personalities including; Primate Charles Odugbesi – Chairman of Lagos swaga movement General manager of Primero limited, member of swaga apex committe. Alhaja kafilat ogbara – Swaga secretary Lagos state., Otunba Tijani Sunkanmi (Chairman, APC Ikorodu division), The Iyalode in council, The Baale’s of Ikorodu division, The Osugbo’s were also in attendance.

Mrs Funmilayo olarenwaju Swaga welfare directorate, Suibat Kasunmu Hon. Bolanle lola and other Swaga members.

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