- Bola Tinubu may have a smooth ride to the presidency in 2023
- This is as most northern politicians are in support of his presidential ambition
- Moreover, APC governors from the region believe Tinubu deserves the presidential seat because of his enormous support to President Muhammadu Buhari
It seems that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has secured the full support of the north in his bid to become Nigeria's next president.
This was confirmed on Tuesday, February 9, by the director-general of the Tinubu Support Organisation, Aminu Suleman, Vanguard reports.
Speaking at the commissioning of an ultra-modern educational ICT youth training centre in Lagos, Suleiman said 2023 is payback time for Tinubu who gave much to see that President Muhammadu Buhari attained his present office.
He said that to show appreciation to the APC pillar, northern governors and leaders have thrown their weight behind him.
“The North owes Tinubu a debt of gratitude because Buhari tried three times to become president, but was unsuccessful until he (Tinubu) came into the picture. Now it is only fair to reward Tinubu for all that he has done for Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, a former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, had said that President Buhari would never support Tinubu.
Though Tinubu had not officially declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023, there were strong speculations that the former Lagos governor wants to succeed President Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered 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.”