The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has finally declares 2023 Presidency
He confirmed his intention to contest the office of the president in 2023 to President muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
DAILY GIST had earlier reported President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Tinubu after the meeting confirmed his intention and disclosed that he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari about his presidential ambition.
He disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, contesting the presidency is a life-long ambition.
Tinubu said he has the capacity to turn things around in the country.
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. I’ve not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people I will consult,” he said.
“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.”
When asked about what the president’s response was, the APC chieftain said Buhari didn’t ask him not to run.
“That is our business. He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt to pursue my ambition; it’s a lifelong ambition,” he said.
“So, why do I expect him to say more than that? You are running a democratic dispensation and you must adopt the principles and the values and virtues of democracy. That’s it.”
Speaking further on his ambition, Tinubu said with what he achieved in Lagos as governor, he has the capacity to rule Nigeria.
On speculations that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo may also vie for the ticket, Tinubu said he would rather not discuss any individual.