Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed that he has informed President Buhari of his intention to run for presidency in 2023.
Tinubu refuted suggestions from some quarters that he should remain a kingmaker rather than pursuing a presidential bid in 2023.
The APC leader made this statement following a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday.
He is a Nigerian, according to the APC leader, and he has the right to be the king himself, not just a king maker.
“I have never seen where it is written in the rule book anywhere in any country that a king maker cannot be a king unless he commits murder. I want to pursue my ambition without the title of a king maker,” he said.
The APC leader claimed he was in the Presidential Villa to officially inform Mr President of his desire to run for President in 2023.
”I can say categorically yes! I have informed the President of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I am still consulting and I have no problem consulting and I have not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of consultation. You will soon hear what you want to hear all you want to hear, a categorical declaration; you’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed the President of my ambition and you don’t expect more answers than that,” he said.
When asked how the President reacted to his announcement, Tinubu stated that the President did not ask him to abandon his political ambitions.
“He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop, he didn’t ask me not to attempt and pursue my ambition. It is a lifelong ambition. You are running a democratic dispensation and you must adopt the principles and values and virtues of democracy,” he said.
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