- Former Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido, has made a provoking statement regarding the 2023 presidential elections
- Lamido claimed that President Buhari would not support Tinubu's widely speculated presidential ambition
- The former governor also said the president has failed to fulfil his campaign promises to Nigerians
Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, a former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will never support the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Though Tinubu has not officially declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023, there are strong speculations that the former Lagos governor wants to succeed President Buhari.
However, Daily Nigerian reports that Lamido said President Buhari would not support Tinubu's ambition.
Legit.ng gathers that the former governor said this during the inauguration of the Jigawa state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee in Dutse on Wednesday, January 20.
He was reported as saying that the president would not fulfill his own side of an alleged bargain, after getting support from the southwest leaders.
“The ruling APC belongs to two people, Buhari and Tinubu and I want to tell you that wallahi! Wallahi! Wallahi, Buhari will never support Tinubu in the next coming elections.”
He also accused Buhari of failing to achieve his three major agendas of tackling insecurity, corruption and reviving the economy.
Lamido similarly challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to identify Nigerians who were elevated from extreme poverty through the APC administration in Jigawa state.
“I challenge the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s statement of elevating 20 million Nigerians out of poverty. We want to know those elevated from poverty in Jigawa state."
In another related report, the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun state, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has described Tinubu as the most qualified politician to succeed President Buhari in 2023.
The monarch made the comment while speaking at the launching of South-West Agenda (SWAGA) in Osogbo, Osun state on Tuesday, January 19.
He said Tinubu is a visionary leader who has all it takes to rule to succeed the president in 2023, even as he encouraged Yorubas to always rally round their leaders.
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