The South West Agenda for Asiwaju, SWAGA, has assured the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu of 12 to 13 million votes, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
A chieftain of SWAGA, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye said Tinubu would replicate President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 feat, when he got 12 million votes from the North.
The former Works and Housing Minister, spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today.’
Adeyeye pointed out that the chances of Tinubu becoming the next president of Nigeria are high.
He said: “Don’t forget that one of the selling points for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 was that he already had 12 million votes in his pocket (in previous elections) particularly in the North-West and North-East. So, it was easy with support from a few other places for him to win the presidency.
“We are also saying that come 2023, the man we are projecting (Tinubu) already has at least 12 to 13 million votes in his pocket and so it will be easy.”
Adeyeye said the Southwest would put their differences aside and vote for Tinubu in 2023.
“When it comes to the issue of the presidency in 2023, all of these people in unison will shed every difference and vote for this man.
“The votes in the Southwest are more than 20 million votes. I am only saying 12 to 13 million votes are already assured and I say it with all sense of responsibility without fear of contradiction that those 12 to 13 votes are already in the bag,” he said.
The support for Tinubu to run for the presidency keeps growing across the country.
Amid the increasing fan base, the former Lagos State governor has not declared his intention to run for the presidency.