Tinubu Makes Intention Public, Says No Law Forbids Kingmaker From Becoming King


News Investigators/ The National Leader of the All progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Mr Tinubu revealed this after his meeting with Mr Buhari at the presidential Villa Abuja, assuring that he would officially declare his intention to Nigerians after more consultation.

He told State House Correspondents that “l will answer categorical yes that l have informed the president of my ambition to contest.”

According to him, the President is a democrat and therefore, has not asked him to stop the pursuit of his ambition which for him is life-long.

The APC leader and former governor of Lagos State stressed that he has the confidence, vision, and capacity to build on the foundation laid by President Buhari to turn around the fortunes of the country.

At some point, reporters asked him what it feels like to be in the presidential race with the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who has also been tipped to succeed the President.

Tinubu, in his reaction, declined to give a definite response, saying he would not speak about individuals.

Rather, he insisted that the drift and failures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were being corrected by the present administration.

This, he stated, has been achieved through the provision of infrastructure such as rail lines and good roads which have impacted the frequency of fatal crashes and deaths.


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