2023: It’s My Turn to Be President, Says Bola Ahmed Tinubu

2023: It’s My Turn to Be President, Says Bola Ahmed Tinubu

  • Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared that he deserves to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari based on his political history
  • Tinubu said over the past 25 years, he has served and worked for many people to realise their political ambitions
  • The former governor of Lagos state said it is now his turn to be president, saying it is a matter of right for him

Abeokuta - The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday, June 2 said that he deserves to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari based on his antecedents.

Tinubu, one of the leading presidential aspirants in the ruling APC stated this during his visit to Abeokuta to seek the support of delegates in Ogun state ahead of the party's presidential primary election.

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Tinubu has said it is a matter of right for him to be the next president of Nigeria. Photo credit: @officialABAT
Source: Twitter

The former Lagos state governor who spoke in Yoruba language, recalled that he had played significant roles in the build-up to the emergence of the APC as the national ruling party.

Vanguard newspaper quoted him as saying:

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“I have been there from the days of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), through the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which eventually metamorphosed into the APC.
“I have served for over 25 years and helped many achieve their political ambitions.
“If not for me that stood solidly behind Buhari and encouraged him to go ahead, he could not have become president.
“Since his assumption of power, I never took a ministerial position, begged him for any contract or loan.
“All I am saying is that it is the turn of the Yoruba speaking people to become president and within the Yoruba people, it is my turn.

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“I have adopted and protected many political children, but in the face of danger, one has to first protect himself.
“I have served enough. I do not want to become history. It is my turn to become president. It is a matter of right for me. Bring it on.”

Video of Tinubu's comments goes viral on Twitter

Meanwhile, Legit.ng observed that the video of Tinubu making the comments have gone viral on Twitter.

Many Nigerians, including supporters of Tinubu, have been sharing the video and commenting on his seeming outrage.

I ensured Dapo Abiodun emerged governor of Ogun state, says Tinubu

Earlier, Legit.ng reported how Tinubu took a swipe at Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state at the event.

Tinubu said the APC did not want to give the governorship ticket to Abiodun in the build-up to the 2019 polls but he worked hard for him to emerge Ogun state governor.

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The former Lagos state governor made the comment in anger as the Ogun state governor refused to endorse his presidential aspiration.

Tinubu says Buhari would not have been president without his support

Similarly, Tinubu said he led the political struggle that produced President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

Tinubu also categorically said he nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate.

He said Buhari had offered him a running mate ticket, but some blocs rose against him, fanning ember of Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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