The Disciples of Jagaban (DOJ), a support group of Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition in 2023, Wednesday, said the electoral victory of former Lagos governor is non-negotiable.
According to a statement by its national coordinator, Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje, even the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, ‘knows that Tinubu will win’.
The group also downplayed chances of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi. It said Obi is ‘completely carried away by social media frenzy and fake prophets that see nothing but lies’.
The statement said, “Come 2023, Atiku himself knows Tinubu is the next president of Nigeria. It’s only the overrated Obi who is rather deceiving himself.
“Obi still needs to learn the rope. He must weigh his political relevance and determine his political value within the political landscape.
“To remain relevant beyond 2023, Obi should learn to play real opposition because democracy thrives on vibrant opposition. Obi seems to be too weak to play any meaningful opposition to Tinubu.”
The support group also called for prayers for the actualisation of Tinubu’s presidency.
According to it, “It’s time to start supporting Tinubu with prayers for God’s protection in the overall interest of our nation and for the sake of the unborn generation.
“All well-meaning individuals and elder statesmen like Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Theophilus Danjuma, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Chief Edwin Clarke, including true leaders of socio-cultural groups, should rally around Tinubu to rewrite Nigeria’s history.
“Nigeria is at crossroads and all well-meaning Nigerians must jettison party, tribal and religious affiliations to do the right thing.
“We must all remember that when the hawks who destroyed the Peoples Democratic Party strove to destroy the APC between 2015 and 2019, the ruling party was left with no choice than to re-invite the abandoned political strategist to change the game which he did; just as he did in 2015, defeating Atiku at the APC National Convention in Lagos.
“We must all understand that politicians do move across political parties, hence political parties may not be too different from one another, but personalities do.
“Nigerians should therefore de-emphasis working and voting across party lines, religious or tribal lines, they should instead consider individual capacity, capability and track records.”