By our reporter/ The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Monday said he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his desire to run for president in 2023.
Tinubu, who made the disclosure while speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa, however, explained he is still consulting on the matter.
“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,” the former Lagos state governor said on Monday.
“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 and you don’t expect more answers than that.”
Pressed on the President’s response to him, Tinubu explained Buhari didn’t stop him from running.
He said, “That is our business. He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt to pursue my ambition; it’s a lifelong ambition.”
“So, why do I expect him to say more than that? You are running a democratic dispensation and you must adopt the principles and the values and virtues of democracy. That’s it.”
Tinubu further stated his achievements Lagos as governor, shows he has the capacity to rule Nigeria.
When informed that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo may also run for the coveted office, Tinubu said he would rather not discuss any individual.