The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has met with the leadership of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN).
Tinubu met with the Muslim leaders on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Jogor Centre, opposite Liberty Stadium on Liberty Road, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The meeting is coming barely a day after Tinubu’s return to Nigeria from London where he had international engagements.
The APC flagbearer in Ibadan to meet Muslim leaders from the South West geo-political zone to seek their support ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu who arrived at the venue of the meeting around 1:20 pm was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, and former Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman.
Some of the Muslim leaders from the South West at the event included the President of Muslim Ummah of South West (MUSWEN), Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, MUSWEN Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya, Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Professor Isiaq Akintola and President-General, League of Imans and Alfas of Yorubaland, Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere Bello.
In his welcome address, Oladejo said the meeting was organised for Tinubu to directly engage Muslim leaders in the South West, to unveil his plans.
He said: “This meeting was organised for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to directly engage Muslim leaders in the South West, to unveil his plans.
“A good government will lead to economic development. With your pedigree, we believed that you can take Nigeria to a greater height when elected.”
Recall that the group had said the town hall meeting is an opportunity for Muslims of Yoruba Land to push for their interest and make themselves counted in the process of electing the next Nigerian leader.
The President of MUSWEN, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, and Executive Secretary, Professor Muslihudeen Yahya, said in a joint statement on Saturday.