Tinubu meets Alaafin, Olubadan-designate over presidential ambition

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Bola Tinubu on Sunday met the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, and the Olubadan-designate Lekan Balogun to seek their royal blessings for his presidential ambition.

Oba Adeyemi pledged his support for Tinubu and prayed for him.

He expressed confidence that the Yoruba ancestors would make him the nation’s president in 2023.

“If I check my list now, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the first presidential aspirant to visit me,” the monarch said.

“All you the chiefs and traditional rulers, you have heard what our visitor said. He said our prayers are needed. All the ancestors in Yorubaland, get up and assist your son.”

Earlier, Tinubu said he was happy to see the king who recently celebrated his 51st anniversary on the throne.

“I am happy to see you. You have done 51st anniversary on the throne and you are still looking fine. We thank you as you are leading us and caring for us,” he said.

The former senator and governor noted that Oba Adeyemi always tells him the truth whenever they are together.

According to him, this is why he could not take a step to become president without seeking the Alaafin’s support.