- Saheed Akinade-Fijabi, a chieftain of APC in Oyo, has said that Tinubu is the best candidate to succeed Buhari in 2023
- The ex-federal lawmaker disclosed this in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state
- Akinade-Fijabi, however, noted that a new party would emerge if Tinubu fails to get APC presidential ticket
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Saheed Akinade-Fijabi, has said that there would be the emergence of a third party if the ruling party denies former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu its presidential ticket in 2023.
The Nation exclusively reports that Akinade-Fijabi, who was a former member of the House of Representatives, made this known on Saturday, May 15, in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
Legit.ng gathered that the former lawmaker stated that another political party may come on board in favor of Tinubu to tackle Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and APC so as to make the dream of the APC national leader in becoming Nigeria's next president a reality.
Akinade-Fijabi said while feeding questions on Tinubu’s presidential ambitions that anything can happen in 2023 because Nigerians are unpredictable.
“our people are unpredictable, there might be the emergence of the third party to counter the two existing ones (PDP and APC) if Asiwaju Tinubu is denied presidential ticket by APC in 2023.”
Fijabi, however, said that APC would come back stronger in 2023 in the state because reconciliation is currently ongoing within the party to bring back all the aggrieved party members into one fold.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Bode George, said he would cease to be a Nigerian if Tinubu becomes president in 2023.
It was reported that George also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos state governor and his alleged involvement with a tax firm named Alpha Beta Consulting.
In a related report, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state strongly rejected the statement by Tinubu, that the ruling APC which took over the reins of power in 2015 would rule the country beyond 2023.
The APC leader had made the statement after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday night, April 26.
Makinde, the only governor on the platform of the PDP in the southwest, however, disagreed with Tinubu while speaking at the inauguration of the zonal executive of the party held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday, April 28.