The South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), a group loyal to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, officially launched in Lagos State on Thursday.
Tinubu, a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), served as governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007. Several reports suggest he is interested in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. However, he has made no public pronouncement.
The public launch of SWAGA in Lagos was attended by the State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and hundreds of Tinubu supporters.
Currently, Tinubu is recovering in London after undergoing surgery.
“With serious determination to succeed, Lagos shall stand still for Swaga 23,” said the leader of the group Dayo Adeyeye.
SWAGA’23 has already been launched in Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti.
“It is indeed a payback time for our national leader, who had through his years of service contributed to the lives of many others and today you can see his footprints across the country,” SWAGA said in a statement.
“We shall continue to appeal to him to contest for the position of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because governance is not what to be experimented with.
“Therefore, we need viable, experienced and a man who understands the diverse nature of Nigerian economy.”