Rauf Aregbesola denies 2023 presidential ambition, pledges loyalty to Tinubu

Rauf Aregbesola denies 2023 presidential ambition, pledges loyalty to Tinubu

- The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has faulted claims that he is nursing a presidential ambition in 2023

- The rumours of disagreement between APC leader, Bola Tinubu and Aregbesola has been dismissed as false

- Tunde Rahman, a spokesperson for Tinubu, says Aregbesola is a loyal follower of the APC leader

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The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the claims that he is nursing a presidential ambition in 2023 as false.

He made the statement on Tuesday, June 9, when dismissing rumours that there was a disagreement between him and the APC leader, Bola Tinubu, The Nation reported.

Rauf Aregbesola denies 2023 presidential ambition, pledges loyalty to Tinubu

Aregbesola said his loyalty to APC leader Bola Tinubu is total and unwavering. Photo credits: Metrowatch Online
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The minister said his loyalty to Tinubu is total and that his commitment to the APC leader is unwavering.

Similarly, Tunde Rahman, a spokesperson for Tinubu, described as false reports which claimed there was a disagreement between the APC leader and the minister.

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He said the disbandment of all factional groups within the Lagos APC was not linked to a feud between the politicians.

Rahman explained that all factional groups within the Lagos APC were disbanded to promote discipline and unity within the party.

The spokesperson maintained that Tinubu and Aregbesola have never had disagreements.

He said Tinubu remains Aregbesola’s leader and that the latter was committed to the progressive ideology of the former.

In another news report, Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church says he has a vision to become the next president after Muhammadu Buhari.

In a recent interview with Sunday Sun, the man of God maintained that he would be the 16th president.

According to him, he has never had the ambition to become president, but a vision, which he says are two different things.

On media reports about him saying he will be the next president after Buhari, Bakare responded: "Yes, I said so in the Church. I am a free citizen, my desire can be expressed and anyone who is angry about that can express their own.

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I said he is number 15 and I will be number 16." Speaking about the clamour for Igbo presidency, the cleric said though every citizen has the right to express his or her own political aspirations, it is who the cap fits that wears it.

He noted that a day will come when it will not matter the ethnic nationality, but it will be who can deliver.

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