It was a session of deep and invocative prayer session at the 10 Degree Event Centre Alausa, Ikeja Lagos recently when Aarebirin Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, hosted Lagosians and APC faithful to an interdenominational prayer and praises session that saw Muslims and Christians come together under one roof to pray in one accord for the success of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the February 2023 Presidential Election.
Aarebirin Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba, is the National Chairman, Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria, Executive Vice Chairman, Ikorodu LGA, Lagos State, Founder/GDG, Asiwaju Distinguished Ambassadors Movement and President, Shelter of Grace Foundation.
However, it was not just a prayer event as political heavy weights from across Lagos and beyond took turns to eulogize Tinubu and sensitize Nigerians on why Tinubu is their best presidential choice in the coming elections.
Amongst the APC political bigwigs who spoke with journalists at the event include Hajiya Fatima Bello – National Chairperson Women in Politics, Chairperson Lagos Chapter of SWAGA and Member, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. Mrs. Mojisola Marculey – member Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairperson House Committee on Women Affairs, amongst others.
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“ASIWAJU PRESIDENCY IS AN IDEA WHICH TIME IS NOW BECAUSE HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE” ALHAJIHA FATIMA BELLO” – NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON WOMEN IN POLITICS
Alhaja Fatima Bello, National Chairperson Women in Politics, Chairperson Lagos Chapter of SWAGA and member APC Presidential Campaign Council who is popularly called by her business name “Jumrash”, explained that “When you say Emilokan, I saw this coming even before now. This is because our principal Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is a man who has given so much to Nigeria and our society. So it is only fair and appropriate that this time, with his presidential quest, we have to pay him back for all he has been doing and will still do
“As you can see, everybody that has spoken here has firmly declared their conviction that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is our next President. That is why we formed the Group Women in Politics. We are women and we build our homes and the Nation
“We are all out to mobilize our women folks to get their PVC, come out massively and vote for Asiwaju. We know he is the best choice for Nigeria and Nigerian women at this time and so we are set to ensure a new narrative for Nigeria with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as President Come 2023
“Asiwaju coming out for President at this time, I think it is the right time and he is the chosen one. When you are sick, you look for a doctor. That is why Asiwaju is the President we need right now. He knows all about the challenges facing Nigeria and her people but most importantly, he has the solution and he is ready to proffer these solutions to make life better for all Nigerians
“So far so good, in the campaigns, we have done very well because we have been all over the Country. There is nowhere we have been and talk about our principal Asiwaju that he has not been accepted either in the North or South. So, I make bold to say that Asiwaju is winning already
“I can tell you that Nigerian women are for Asiwaju. We did not just start yesterday, we started more than three years ago and we also joined SWAGA three years ago. We have spoken to more than three hundred and sixty traditional rulers and the answer has been YES to Tinubu Presidency by all of them
“Finally, I urge all Nigerians routing for Asiwaju to go get there PVC because you cannot make Asiwaju President by shouting his name on the streets. You have to vote and to do that you need your PVC. As for INEC, I think the going is still good because we have done a lot of DOOR-TO-DOOR Awareness Campaign and we discovered that a lot of people have not still gotten their PVC. Maybe INEC can be persuaded to extend the date so people can still collect their PVC” She stressed.
“ASIWAJU HAS MADE PEOPLE AND BUILT INSTITUTIONS, THIS IS THE TIME TO REPAY HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE MOST PREPARED PERSON FOR THE COUNTRY’S PRESIDENCY” – HON. MOJISOLA MARCULAY
Also speaking, Hon. Mojisola Marculey, Member, Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs, said:
“What Alabirin Folashade has started is a very big project because anything that concerns Asiwaju at this time is a very important. This is a man that has paid his dues, this is the very man that can take Nigeria to Eldorado. This is a man that has built people and as he implied; emilokanology: it is my turn. This is the man who has made a lot of people and put them in position including the current President of this Country
“He has always ensured that good people are put into positions. This is the time to ensure that we pay him back in good coin to see to his emergence as President come 2023 general elections. Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is a good man, he is a pure democrat he is a philanthropist. He is somebody you can actually rely on because he makes promises and he keeps them
“This is an enigma, a man who really knows what politics is about, I call him the University. He is a bookalatic, he knows almost about everything. Talk about politics, talk about accounting, he is very versed. He will tutor you. This is a man that I feel that by the special grace of God, this word Emilokan will come to pass.
That is why we are converged here to pray for him and to give our word and pledge of loyalty to him and I know, everything we have prayed for and pronounced here will come to pass
“Asiwaju is a man that has empowered a lot of women including myself. He has sympathy and empathy for women in politics. He understands the game and knows that he has to push. I know when he assumes Office as Nigeria’s President, a lot of women will emerge including myself and so we are here to celebrate him
“I will also like to let the Nigerian youth know that with Asiwaju, this is our time. We have the intelligence, we have the energy. Asiwaju has promised to give us a large quota once he become President. Let us get our PVC and vote to make it a reality” Monisola said.
“TINUBU IS AN ASTUTE HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPER, HE IS OUR BEST BET FOR 2023” – HON. JEGA ABDULLAHI
A renown youthful Muslim cleric and Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Muslim Matters, Hon. Jega Abdullahi declared that it is almost impossible to describe Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as words can’t capture his essence.
“When it comes to human development, he is fantastic. I met him for the first time in 1999 when he just became Governor and it was a few months to the Lesser Hajj. I was fortunate to be a part of those who took part in the Hajj operation then. I took his passport to the Commissioner of Home Affairs then, now Senator Musliu Obanikoro and he took the passport to Abuja
“I was fortunate to also be in the team that followed him to Saudi Arabia. When he Asiwaju got to Saudi, he was just looking around and he said to us, if some of our leaders have been coming here and seeing the miracles that has been happening here and we replicate that in Nigeria, Lagos will change
“The following year which was 2000, Hajj came again, he was at Abuja enroot Saudi he was speaking with somebody who had been a member of the Supreme Military Ruling Council and said, Egbon, what has happened to Power in Nigeria?
“I am going to make sure Lagos is different. When he came back, he started Erron that was how Erron started. But at the centre level, they said Lagos cannot leave the National Grid and that was how Erron was stepped down. Tinubu has a lot of developmental ideals. During his time as Governor of Lagos State, he came up with a lot of developmental ideals but the government at the centre blocked almost everything leading to the withheld Federal Allocation to Lagos yet, with his brilliant and developmental ideals, he was still able to achieve a lot
“He met Lagos Internally Generated Revenue at just eight hundred million and left raising it to billions even leaving behind a lot of legacy projects
“All we have to do now is to come out en mass, everybody’ talk to our families, our friends on why we must all vote for Asiwaju. Somebody cannot just sit down somewhere giving statistics of what he cannot do. You could not do anything in Adamawa and you want to tell us what you have not even been able to do before in Adamawa. Look at Lagos and you can see Lagos. Even what Governor Sanwo-Olu is doing now is building on the template set by Asiwaju and so to me, Emilokanology simply means it is Tinubu’s time” he said.
“NIGERIANS ARE ALL PRAYING FOR TINUBU BECAUSE HE IS THE BEST” – REV. BOKOLA ADELEKE
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Christian Matters, Rev. Bukola Adeleke, revealed that the gathering, which is to pray for Asiwaju is to fulfil the biblical injunction that states that the prayers of the righteous availeth much.
He said, “You can do nothing without God and that is why we have to put everything in the hands of God. As you can see, people are so delighted to be here and they also prayed fervently prayed for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu that come 2023, God Almighty will enthrone him as the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
“We also use this opportunity to pray for the Governor of Lagos State, Governor Olusola Sanwo-Olu and prayed that God will help him defeat all his enemies and he will win and serve his well-deserved second term and his second term will be better than his first term. We also pray the grace of God upon him and his Deputy” he added.