I stand with Tunubu protest holds today

The ‘I Stand with Bola Tinubu’, groups says it will be staging a solidarity match in favor of Bola Tinubu today.

The group says hundreds of loyalists of the sidelined APC chieftain will participate in the match.

The group’s Media Team Chairman, Tijani Oluwadamilare, said participants were ready for the walk because of their faith and love for Tinubu.

“Hundreds of people are ready to participate in the walk on Saturday (today).

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“Although, I am not totally happy with what is happening at the moment, as we have not been able to raise enough funds as we had hoped.

“We all remain unshaken.

“Many of those we had hoped would render financial assistance to us are not forthcoming.

“Most of them keep blaming (the) recession for their inability to provide financial assistance as earlier promised.

“But despite all these, we all look forward to having the walk tomorrow,” he said.

Tijani pointed out that the group had chosen to organize the loyalty walk to show solidarity and support for Tinubu.

They said the match will send a strong message to everyone concerned that never again would Yoruba people stand and watch any of their respected leaders being ridiculed.

“We all know what happened to past Yoruba leaders such as Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

“They were subjected to diverse forms of ridicule.

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“We do not want this to happen again, especially not to the person of Tinubu who is a Yoruba leader now,” he said.

Recall that the All Progressives Congress had called for a meeting with his loyalists.

The meeting failed because Bola Tinubu was “Unavoidably absent.”

Citing reasons to his absence, one of Tinubu’s aides said the APC leader was in Chicago for an undisclosed treatment.

Tinubu’s sudden ailment and travel seem to buttress the notion that he is not favorably disposed to attending any meeting with Odigie-Oyegun.