- A former governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, has admitted that leading Nigeria is a very huge responsibility
- The minister of works and housing said he does not even envy those who are aspiring to become president in 2023
- Fashola said this on Friday, November 19, when he spoke with some journalists on plans for the next presidential election
The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has stated that the task of leading a country is a tough responsibility.
Fashola made this submission on Friday, November 19, as he answered questions on whether he has any presidential ambition for the 2023 elections, Channels TV reports.
In fact, the former Lagos governor said because of the immensity of the work involved, he does not envy anyone who is aspiring to lead the country.
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“It is a very tough responsibility, a very tough job; I don’t envy those who have held that office and I don’t envy those who aspire to take it as well.”
2023: Fashola finally breaks silence on Tinubu, reveals when APC Leader will declare presidential ambition
Earlier, as calls for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to vie for the most exalted seat in the country intensified, Fashola had sent a powerful message to Nigerians.
Fashola urged Nigerians to wait till January 2022 for the former governor of Lagos state to declare whether he would be running for president in 2023 or not.
Legit.ng gathered that the minister stated this on Friday. Although Tinubu had yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023, there have been reports and veiled indications that he might be interested in the exalted seat.
The SouthWest Agenda 2023, a political movement mobilising support for Tinubu to contest the 2023 presidential election, was inaugurated in Lagos in October by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other party chieftains.
It was reported that some groups and persons have also said aside from Tinubu, vice-president Yemi Osinbajo; Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi; and Fashola are equally capable to be Nigeria’s president.