The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has declared that former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is doing his best as leader of the South-West.
Akeredolu, who led governors of the region on a visit to Tinubu’s residence at Bourdillon in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, said the governors believe in the leadership of the APC chieftain.
This was disclosed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, in a statement titled ‘Gov Akeredolu Leads South-West Govs To Visit Asiwaju Tinubu In Lagos, Says Tinubu Doing Best To Lead Region.’
According to the statement, “Arakunrin Akeredolu, who led his colleagues to the meeting, noted that Asiwaju Tinubu is not just the leader of the South-West but also the only national leader of the APC in the country.
“He explained that they decided to pay the APC National leader a visit after the South-West Governors’ Forum meeting which took place earlier in Lagos.”
The statement quoted the Governor as saying, “We held the South-West Governors’ Forum meeting. After the meeting, we deemed it fit to come over and visit our leader who has returned home successfully and who is hale and hearty.
“We have come to show our love for him and thank God on his behalf. He has been receiving visitors here. This place has turned into Mecca. We are here as part of the pilgrims.
“The National leader of APC remains one. Most of us in the South-West believe in his leadership and it shows that he’s doing his best to lead us.
“He is not only the leader of the South-West but also the National leader of the APC in Nigeria. But we in the South-West first lay claim to him as our leader.”