A Former Governor of Lagos State and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has affirmed that he is going to run for the 2023 Presidential seat.
Although, Tinubu noted that he is yet to officially inform Nigerians but President Muhammadu Buhari is now aware according to him.
Tinubu gave the assertion during a visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday where he told reporters he came to discuss issues concerning the nation with the President.
Tinubu, when asked if he has informed the president he wants to succeed him he replied,
“I can answer that with a categorical yes. I’ve informed the President of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I’m still consulting. And I have no problem consulting. And I’ve not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult. You will soon hear, all you want to hear is the categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr. President of my ambition, and you don’t expect more answers than that.”
However, some Tinubu support groups have since declared that Tinubu is prepared to run for 2023 presidential election in which some banners and posters are already in circulation around some major routes in Lagos.
The likes of Vice president Yemi Osibanjo and Governor of Kogi State has also been tipped to take over from Buhari according to some support groups.
Reporters questioned Tinubu of a potential race with this other APC candidates, he replied by stating his vision and ambition to rule the nation.
“I don’t want to discuss individuals now. I must discuss myself. I have the confidence, the vision, the capacity to rule, build on the foundation of Mr. President, and turn Nigeria better. I have done that with commitment and unyielding you know, in Lagos State.”
Tinubu, also discussed about the readiness of the party to conduct it convention but failed to give an exact date stating that it’s the job of the party spokesman to do.
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