A group loyal to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the south West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA) Thursday officially launched in Lagos State.
Tinubu, a leader in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was governor of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007.
He is rumoured to be interested in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. But the influential politician is yet to make any public pronouncement.
The public launch of SWAGA in Lagos was attended by the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and hundreds of Tinubu loyalists.
Tinubu himself is in London where he is recuperating after undergoing surgery.
“With serious determination to succeed, Lagos shall stand still for Swaga 23,” said the leader of the group Dayo Adeyeye.
SWAGA’23 has already been launched in Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti.
“It is indeed a payback time for our national leader, who had through his years of service contributed to the lives of many others and today you can see his footprints across the country,” SWAGA said in a statement.
“We shall continue to appeal to him to contest for the position of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because governance is not what to be experimented with.
“Therefore, we need viable, experienced and a man who understands the diverse nature of Nigerian economy.”