- The national leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has announced his intention to run for president in 2023
- Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, said contesting for the office of the first citizen is a life-long ambition for him
- The APC chieftain, however, said he is yet to officially tell Nigerians, adding that he is still consulting
Aso Rock, Abuja - Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has confirmed his to intention to contest the office of the president in 2023.
Legit.ng gathers that the former Lagos state governor disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday, January 10, after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Contesting presidency my life-long ambition
Speaking further, Tinubu said contesting Nigeria's presidency is a life-long ambition, adding that he has the capacity to turn things around in the country.
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The APC leader also noted that he is still consulting widely before officially announcing to Nigerians.
“I’ve informed the president of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I’m still consulting. And I have no problem consulting. I’ve not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people I will consult.
“You will soon hear. All you want to hear is the categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr. President of my ambition.”
2023: Prominent Nigerian pastor predicts what will happen if Tinubu becomes president
Bishop Leonard Umunna, the General Overseer of Bible Life Church Cathedral, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, said Tinubu will not be as bad as most leaders Nigeria has had if he becomes president in 2023.
The cleric made the prediction in an interview published by The Guardian on Sunday, December 19.
He, however, said the prediction is based on his personal assessment, noting that God has not spoken to him about Tinubu's presidential ambition.
Why Muslim-Muslim ticket doesn’t matter with Tinubu as APC presidential candidate, support group gives reason
In another related development, the director-general of the Tinubu Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said a Muslim-Muslim ticket does not matter if Tinubu becomes the presidential candidate of the APC in the 2023 general elections.
Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives disclosed that Nigerians are more interested in the quality of persons to occupy public offices.
The former lawmaker, who is now Executive Director (Business Development) at the Federal Housing Authority, stated this during a current affairs programme, on Monday, January 3 in Abuja.