Ado Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti State has donned a festive look as eminent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), arrive from all parts of the country for the inauguration of the state’s chapter of the South West Agenda for 2023, SWAGA, slated to hold Tuesday.
The event which kicks off today with the inauguration of Coordinators and visits to traditional rulers and other dignitaries in the state by leaders of the group, will climax Tuesday with the inauguration of the SWAGA, to signal the take off in Ekiti State.
SWAGA is a political pressure group within the APC, tipping the Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as presidential choice for the party in the apex election billed to hold in 2023.
Top shots of the APC from within and outside the country have been trooping into Ekiti State to show solidarity in the ongoing move to rally support, as well as persuade Tinubu to throw his cap into the ring to clinch the presidential ticket at the appointed time.
SWAGA was first launched in Ibadan, capital city of Oyo State in January and had spread its tentacles to Osun, Ogun, Ondo and now birthing in Ekiti State in a festering drive by faithful of the ruling party to ensure credible leadership for the country at the sundown of current administration.
Ahead of the Tuesday lunch, SWAGA members across the sixteen local government councils in the state have been holding series of meetings to lend befitting colours to the occasion as they gather in Ado Ekiti, to witness the event which promises to be a gathering of who is who across political lines, showing solidarity with Tinubu, a man many believe has the needed touch to turn the country around for good.
National President of SWAGA, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, had hinted that the group has been soaring in strength and popularity since formation “because the overwhelming majority of APC faithful believe in the political sagacity, developmental zeal and business acumen of Tinubu,” which, according to him, “was earned over the years through dint of hard work and hearty commitment to the course of the masses.”
According to him, the need to rise and fight for the unity and greatness of the country is necessary in the face of growing tension in the country, due largely to efforts of some enemies of the country who are bent on decimating the country for selfish reasons.
He noted that the APC really need to put its house in order, preparatory to 2023 so as not to rescue defeat from the mouth of a tough won victory
He explained that the group had done a thorough homework and research before settling on Asiwaju Tinubu as one with what it takes to provide the needed direction for the country from 2023 when the incumbent administration would end its tenure.
Adeyeye, a former minister and distinguished senator, who incidentally is from Ekiti State has other notable Ekiti Politicians and dignitaries in SWAGA, such as, Senator Tony Adeniyi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Hon Oyetunde Ojo, Hon Olamide Oni, Hon Dr. Adewale Omirin and Congressman Hon Bimbo Daramola.
The SWAGA top shots will be playing host to other former members of the National Assembly and cross-section of grass-root politicians of the South West extraction such as Senator Soji Akanbi (Deputy Chairman), Senator Gbenga Obadara, Hon. Bosun Oladele (Secretary), Hon Rotimi Makinde, Hon Monsuru Alao, Hon Biodun Akinlade, Hon Ayo Omidiran, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, Apostle Oloruntoba Oke, Hon Deji Jakande, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Hon Lanre Odubote, Hon Abiodun Muniru, Hon Kola Peregrino, Alhaja Kafila Ogbara, Hon Olaufe, Hon Akintoye Albert and others with delegates across the Southwest.