Asari Dokubo, Niger Delta activist, has declared his support for Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 elections.
Asari said his decision was due to Tinubu’s developmental strides as Lagos state governor.
Speaking on ChannelsTV, Asari described Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, as a mere “spare tyre” lacking the needed experience to lead Nigeria.
According to him, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, has executive experience to contest for Nigeria’s most exalted position.
“Tinubu was governor of Lagos state, he handed over to Fashola. Now, we can’t talk about Atiku. Atiku has never actually handled executive power, he was a spare tyre, he was vice-president,” Asari said.
Meanwhile, Tinubu, on Friday, November 25, took his presidential campaign to Oporoza, Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
In his remarks, the former Lagos state governor called on indigenes of Gbaramatu to support his presidential ambition and those of other APC candidates.
Present at the event were Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president; Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment; amongst others.
Highlight of his visit was the conferment of the chieftaincy title of “Iyelawei” (a very important person) of Gbaramatu Kingdom by the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II.