BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–The National Leader of the All progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Monday said he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the presidential election in 2023.
The former Lagos State Governor said this in an interactive session with State House Correspondents after meeting the president at Aso Rock on Monday.
He, however, said his yet to inform Nigerians of his intention to succeed the President.
According to him, the President is a democrat and therefore, has not asked him to stop the pursuit of his ambition which for him is life-long
On potential race for the APC ticket between him and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Tinubu said that his ambition to be president of Nigeria had been life-long, noting that with what he did in Lagos in his time as governor, he has the capacity to lead Nigeria.
On Osinbajo’s potential ambition, the APC national leader maintained that he would not be drawn into any discussion on any individuals.
Asked why he would not remain a kingmaker rather than seeking to be the king, he said there is nothing that stops a kingmaker from becoming the king unless he has committed murder.
“I answer that with a categorical yes. 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. And I’ve noticed that a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult,” he said.
“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,” he said.