Honourable Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 02 at the Lagos House of Assembly, on Sunday, April 11, 2021 gathered who is who in Lagos political scene at Ijigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Secretariat, to garner support for both Tinubu and Obasa, JOHN SILAS reports.
Abundance United Movement Lagos State has commenced proactive programmes in her quest to ensure that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the President of Nigeria by 2023.
The group is also behind the aspiration of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, the current Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, to become the senator representing Lagos West in the National Assembly by 2023.
Leader and Founder of Abundance Movement, the Lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 02 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon (Dr) Jude Chukwuemeka Idimogu, said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is eminently qualified to be President of Nigeria.
“Asiwaju came out with a formula that today made Lagos what it is in terms of internally generated revenue (IGR) and today you cannot beat Lagos in terms of internally generated revenue. Besides he is somebody who can pick up talents, he makes a lot of people; he picked me and I know some of us here also benefitted from him. He is also somebody who has been fighting for democracy, remember the era of NADECO. These are qualities you cannot take away from this man.”
Idimogu also stressed that Tinubu being a former Governor and Senator, is connected within and outside the shores of Nigeria, insisting that these are qualities that stand him out “Apart from that, Tinubu has people all over the country, both Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, for me he is a detribalized Nigerian, and like I said, I have not seen anybody that is capable as he is as I speak to you, I don’t know what will happen by 2023. As far as I am concerned as of today he is the best candidate.
“The experience is there, he has once been a governor, a senator, and besides, Lagos is performing, he is internationally connected, for you to be a president of Nigeria you must have international connection, people that can go and assist you in making the country what you want it to be, Asiwaju has that,” Idimogu added.
On the call for President of Igbo extraction he said, “You see before you can achieve at that highest level, you must have prepared well. The truth is that, with due respect, I am a proud Igbo man, but I have to also tell you from what I have seen, I am not God, but from what I have seen, the Easterners are not yet ready.
“Right now APC occupies both national level and state levels including Lagos, in the eastern states how many APC states do you have there? One, and that is Imo State, Ebonyi only joined, the governor, and most of his other lieutenants did not leave with him to join APC.
“Power is not given alakat, nobody dashes you power, you must have the number of people that are ready to vote. The easterners, God forgive me, they are not ready.”
Speaking on Hon. Obasa, Idimogu said “We are using this opportunity to also support our own speaking Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa Ajayi, the number One Speaker in Nigeria, his ambition aspiring to go for Senate; he has worked so hard in Agege where he represents. Go and see Agege Pen cinema the way it is today, it is the hand work of National Leader as well as the support of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa Ajayi.
“Today he has done so much and we believe that Lagos West Senatorial Zone which he is aspiring to be a Senator in 2023, he will help transform every other local government like what he has done in Agege 1. So we are calling all of us to give him massive support and by the grace of God he is going to achieve his aspiration,” Idimogu maintained.
Idimogu also thank his supporters “My message to my people is I want to appreciate all of you, my Yoruba in-laws, my Igbo brothers, sisters, my Arewa brothers, my south-south brothers and sisters for loving me, because if they don’t appreciate me, they would not be here by this time to be with us. May the good lord bless all of them and God will give us the strength to continue to serve them and serve in the interest of Nigerians and Lagosians by the grace of God.”
Chairman of the occasion, Lagos Socialite Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) who is also the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State, said that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a man of the people; and that he has done a lot not just for Nigeria but the whole world at large.
While pouring encomium on Hononable Idimogu for packaging the event, Akinsanya said “Before 1999 things were not going well in Lagos, but when Tinubu entered as Govenor, everything changed in the state. He maintained that it is God that will crown Tinubu’s efforts with successes, “I know Bola Ahmed Tinubu; he will get what he wants to get, by the grace of God,” he stated.