President Bola Tinubu has spoken of the significance of invoking the spirit of freedom during his campaign in Ogun state.
Tinubu while speaking when he visited and met with the traditional rulers in the state on Thursday said certain impactful statements he made resonated deeply with Nigerians and his supporters, invoking a sense of shared purpose.
During the presidential campaign season, President Tinubu acknowledged that the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash swap policy resulted in considerable hardships.
He said, “I invoked the spirit of freedom in Ogun. It is a homecoming and I owe so much to all of you and there is so much to thank you for. Because of the way you have taken me and the way you’ve responded to me, all I can say is thank you.
“To many of you, thank you for being there for me and being there for the country. You demonstrated so much loyalty, so much commitment and voted at a very crucial time.
“Your monies were confiscated. The cash swap didn’t work. It was terrible then. I realised that and I came to Ogun State to invoke the spirit of freedom for which we are noted for.
“I invoked that spirit twice. The spirit of Baba (referring to Awujale). The spirit of Baba – Emi l’okan (it’s my turn), that’s Baba. The spirit for being blunt and that is him.
“And the second spirit is that of money, ‘ama dibo ama wole’ (we will vote and we will win) even if there is no money. And that, ever since, has been the spirit that is driving me to serve.”