Tinubu reveals two spirits he invoked in Ogun to win presidential election

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By Seun Opejobi

President Bola Tinubu said on Thursday that he invoked the spirits of freedom and determination to overcome obstacles in the last presidential election.

Tinubu spoke at the palace of the paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, during a thank-you visit.

He acknowledged that these spirits had been the driving force behind his service and expressed his gratitude to Oba Adetona, other monarchs, and elected officials, particularly his personal friend, former Ogun State governor, Gbenga Daniel, now a senator representing Ogun East.

Tinubu said he was hopeful and optimistic about achieving victory in the last presidential election despite the cashless policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

In a statement by Dele Alake, his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Tinubu said: “Our monies were confiscated. The cashless policy didn’t work; it was terrible then. I realised that. I came to Ogun State to invoke the spirit of freedom for which we are noted.

“I invoked that spirit twice. The spirit of Baba Emilokan. That’s Baba being blunt, being decisive; that’s him; he will tell you. The second spirit is that money or no money, we will do the election and we will win.”

He thanked them for their loyalty and commitment during those crucial times in the 2023 election.

The President, who described his visit to Ijebu-Ode as a homecoming, told Oba Adetona: “The way you have taken me, the way you have responded to me, all I can say is thank you. May you live long, and may you witness a prosperous Nigeria.”

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