- A member of the APC said he is skeptical about Bola Tinubu's reported presidential ambition
- The source disclosed why the APC chieftain may suffer a setback if he decides to contest
- The APC has not yet decided on who will become its presidential candidate in 2023
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Amuwo-Odofin local government area of Lagos state says there is a possibility that northern politicians will betray Bola Tinubu if he contests for the presidency in 2023.
The party member, who spoke to Legit.ng under the condition of anonymity for fear of facing retribution, warned the APC leader to learn from the experience of MKO Abiola who was considered the winner of the June 12 election.
The source advised Tinubu to remain as the kingmaker in the party rather than trying to become president.
He expressed the fear that Bola Tinubu's political relevance may whittle down if he contests and losses the presidency.
The chieftain also alleged that the former Lagos governor’s grip on the party was domineering.
The source said:
''If you are not a Tinubu boy, there is no hope of you emerging as candidate for an elective of in the APC especially in the southwest region.
''Baba is not supposed to be concerning himself with petty things in the APC. He should stop dictating who emerges as governorship candidates in all southwest states.
"If baba does not stop, people will rebel against him.''
Tinubu has not officially declared his intention to run for office, but media reports have continued to link him to the 2023 presidency.
In another news, a report by the Nigerian Tribune indicates that the presidential bid of a former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has received a massive boost in the last few weeks.
According to the report, key stakeholders in the ruling APC have been subtly declaring their support for Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election
More importantly for the APC national leader, a number of northern governors are favourably disposed to his ambition.
Meanwhile, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the minority leader of the Senate, has said the 2023 general elections may not hold if the current security crisis in the country is not effectively tackled.
Ababribe who represents Abia South in the upper legislative chamber made this known in an interview published by Daily Sun on Saturday, April 1.
He said nearly all parts of the country are no longer safe, in the southern region which had earlier been relatively peaceful.