2023: Tinubu Confirms Presidential Ambition, Informs Buhari

Tinubu said there is nothing that stops a kingmaker from becoming the king unless he has committed murder.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu / Photo credit: thecable.ng
Bola Ahmed Tinubu / Photo credit: thecable.ng

Former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu, said he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari that he would be running for the 2023 presidential election.

Tinubu would be seeking the sole presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tinubu, who is also a chieftain of the ruling party met with Buhari in his office at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

He told State House correspondents after the meeting that he would definitely contest for the 2023 presidency.

Tinubu said there is nothing that stops a kingmaker from becoming the king unless he has committed murder.

He said, “I answer that with 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.

“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.”

Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

Written by Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe is the Editor of TheInterview Abuja. She's worked as a journalist at The Punch Newspapers and also The LEADERSHIP Newspapers, where she rose to become the Editorial Director.