The leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed interest to be the nation’s next president.
Tinubu who was at the Presidential Villa Monday to see President Muhammadu Buhari said he was there to inform him of his intention to contest for the presidential ticket of the party.
Both men had met behind closed doors, but it was Tinubu who let the media in on the nature of his conversation with the President.
Tinubu’s move puts paid to speculations in some quarters, suggesting that the Yoruba strongman may be unable, for some reason, to contest the presidency.
Now, the ambition of the elder statesman to seek the APC presidential ticket in 2023 is in the open.
”I’ve informed the President of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet”, the Jagaban remarked.
“I’m still consulting”, he revealed to prying journalists who also wanted his thoughts on a possible fight for the ticket between him and the Vice President, “I have no problem consulting.”
“I’ve noticed a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult”, the National Leader of the APC said.
He refrained from commenting on Osinbajo who is becoming increasingly visible. Support groups working for the Vice President are setting up structures everywhere.
But Tinubu told newsmen that he has no intention whatsoever to discuss matters pertaining to an individual.
He assured he would build on the foundation laid by the outgoing Buhari administration, saying he is well equiped as things are to govern Nigeria, given his performance as Governor of Lagos State.
Tinubu hasn’t hidden his ambition to serve as President. He told reporters that it has been a life – long ambition to preside over the affairs of the country.
Stressing that his ambition to take over the reins of power after President Buhari completes his tenure is not a mere fluke, Tinubu declared, “I answer that with categorical yes.’
He added, “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.”
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