The Chairman of the South West Agenda, Dayo Adeyeye, said former Governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, did not give them money to campaign for him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Adeyeye further stated that “SWAGA” is an initiative of some Yoruba indigenes, who wants the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari to come from the South-West.
He added that the political group is interested in the former Governor of Lagos State because of what he called his “intimidating credentials”.
While speaking on Monday at the palace of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Adeyeye revealed that individuals in the group have been donating money towards the protect.
“Tinubu did not send us to campaign for him. He didn’t ask us to move around to mobilise supports for him. We are the ones who volunteered to do it. We said, let us start. Even if he will later refuse to contest, we are here to beg our father to tell him that he must come out to contest because Nigeria needs him; we want him because of his wealth of knowledge and wisdom. We will beg you to tell him to contest.”
“So, he did not send us. Individuals are donating their money for this project. We have influential people among us. Asiwaju did not give anybody money to do this, because he didn’t send us.” he said.
He added no matter the amount of advert put in place, a bad product can not be sold, he added “we have a good product; people accept that and this has made our work easier.”
In his words, Oba Gbadebo gave the group royal blessings, while assuring members his fatherly supports.
Others at the palace of Alake in Abeokuta included Senator Gbenga Obadara, Hon Abiodun Akinlade, Dunni Opayemi, Suraj Adekunbi, Muyiwa Oladipupo, Kayode Amusan, Bosun Oladele, Mukaila Musa, Monsuru Alao and others.
Adeyeye, who is also the Chairman of South West Agenda 23 (SWAGA 23), said this on Sunday when his group visited the Palace of the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi.