A group called, ‘I Stand with Bola Tinubu’, says hundreds of loyalists of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will stage a solidarity walk on Saturday (today) for the politician, who is allegedly being sidelined by some other chieftains of the party.
The group’s Media Team Chairman, Tijani Oluwadamilare, said even though a lot of things had yet to be put in place as the group had not been able to mobilise enough funds for the walk as expected, members of the group, as well as other 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). 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. ATijani pointed out that the group had chosen to organise the loyalty walk to show solidarity and support for Tinubu, and to send a 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, who were subjected to diverse forms of ridicule. We do not want this to happen again, especially not to the person of Tinubu who is a Yoruba leader now,” he said.