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Why I can’t reject calls to contest 2023 Presidency – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, says he will not reject any calls from any person or group of persons asking him to contest for the Presidency in 2023.

 

Tinubu stated this after a closed-door meeting with leaders of the Northern Alliance Committee in Abuja on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

 

While refusing to officially declare his ambition, the 69-year-old politician said political consultations were ongoing.

 

“I am not going to turn them down but I will still effective and widely consult, particularly brainstorm with my friends and find a date to come out openly and tell Nigerians. But the President is still in office.

I don’t want to distract him from all the challenges he might face today. So, don’t muddle the political waters. Consult, make our program known to the people later. And the intention is clear. So you can keep guessing,” Tinubu said

 

Though the former Lagos state governor is yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023, there have been rumors he wants to run for president.

 

In the run-up to the 1999 elections, Bola Tinubu was a protégé of Alliance for Democracy (AD) leaders Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo. He went on to win the AD primaries for the Lagos State governorship elections in defeating Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu, a former Minister of Works and Housing. In January 1999, he stood for the position of Governor of Lagos State on the AD ticket and was elected governor.

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