A former Lagos state governor and a National Leader of the All progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has revealed his made plan to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu disclosed this on Monday while briefing State House correspondents after he met with Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
Tinubu said he was at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Monday to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the presidential election in 2023.
According to the former Lagos state governor, the President is a democrat and therefore, has not asked him to stop the pursuit of his ambition which for him is life-long.
Tinubu said, “I have informed the President of my intention but I’ve not informed Nigerians yet. I am still consulting and I have no problem consulting and I have 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; it is a categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr President of my ambition.”
Tinubu noted that he has the confidence, vision, and capacity to build on the foundation laid by Buhari to turn around the fortunes of the country.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in 2021 said Tinubu would make his intention whether to run or not for President known in January 2022.
Of recent, posters and billboards advertising the presidential bid of Tinubu, who was Lagos governor from May 1999 to May 2007, have been seen in major cities, including Lagos and Abuja.
Between July and October 2021, while Tinubu was in the United Kingdom for a knee surgery and physiotherapy, over 50 politicians, including the President, six governors, dozens of senators and House of Representatives members, visited him at his London home and turned the place to a tourist site.
In October 2021, the Northern Caucus of House of Representatives, led by Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, had also paid a get-well visit to the APC leader in London and declared support for Tinubu’s reported 2023 presidential ambition.