I was almost fed up in the battle to secure an APC ticket, prayer helped me – Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Tibu, APC 2023 Presidential Candidate, has said that ‘prayers’ prayer helped him in order to secure the party’s ticket when he was frustrated.
Tinubu spoke on Sunday, June 19, after visiting the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akhiolu, to receive a royal blessing. He said that he had to resort to prayer when he felt the gang up against him.
Tinubu said that his victory in the presidential primaries was not easy and that he had to fight hard for the ticket.
He stated that “There is no Lagos indigene who has had the opportunity of becoming President of Nigeria, despite all the contributions of the State towards the national stability and progress.” In a statement made by Mr. Gboyega Akosile (Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwoo-Olu, Lagos State), he was quoted saying these words.
“The highest position attained by any Lagosian in national leadership is the position of Chief Judge of the Federation. I took up the fight to break this jinx. The battle to secure the APC ticket was hard. When I was almost fed up, I resorted to prayers. I also poured out my mind when I felt there was a gang up against my person. Thank God that I have brought home the presidential ticket.”
“I took up the fight against this jinx. It was difficult to secure the APC ticket. I turned to prayer when I was nearly exhausted. When I felt like there was an enemy in my person, I also began to cry. Thank God, I brought home the presidential ticket.
The task ahead is to galvanize our people to get their voter cards and vote to enable us realize this ambition. Getting our people to vote is the most important task for all of us.
“We must communicate this message to all our communities and make them aware of the importance of voting in the general election.”
Akiolu, who described Tinubu as his “stubborn son”, said it was time for political leaders in the Southwest region to work for the victory of Tinubu at the 2023 presidential election.
The monarch said: “Your emergence as the presidential candidate of your party is the beginning of another journey in your political career. All Yoruba ancestors shall be with you on this journey to make our fatherland a better place.”