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I want to contest for President in 2023, Tinubu tells Buhari

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Bola Tinubu says he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his 2023 presidential ambition.

Asiwaju Tinubu, a two-term Lagos State governor disclosed this to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday concerning his(Tinubu’s) Presidential ambition.

When asked why he would not remain a kingmaker rather than being the king, he said there is nothing that stops a kingmaker from becoming the king unless he has murder.

According to him, 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, I did not  expect more answers than that.”

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Tinubu and Buhari forged an alliance that saw the latter defeat the incumbent in 2015 Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The meeting comes less than a week after Buhari declared in an interview aired on Channels TV that he would not disclose his preferred candidate to succeed him for fear of victimisation.



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