APC National Leader Bola Tinubu meets Buhari, declares intention to run for president

Written by on January 11, 2022

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has formally declared his intention to run for the country’s president in 2023 after months of speculation,

He disclosed this to journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday.

In his interview with State House reporters, Mr Tinubu said it has been his age-long ambition to lead the country one day.

When asked about what Nigerians are to expect of him if he becomes president, Tinubu replied that it was not yet time for a manifesto.

Nevertheless, he addressed the issues of direct primaries and the APC convention and did not fail to speak about those who are of the opinion that being a kingmaker fits him more than throwing himself into the ring.

When asked to comment on his chances if he runs against the duo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Yayaha Bello of Kogi State, who has since declared his intention to run for president at the party primary, Mr Tinubu dodged the question but instead stated that he hopes to replicate his feats in Lagos as a governor and also build on the infrastructural achievements of the current administration.

Giving his opinion about the APC Convention and rifts within the ruling party, Tinubu assured that while he is not the leader of the party, he is certain that a convention will hold.

He further guaranteed that the APC will hold its convention in peace, adding that the congress will be conducted properly.

Seun Fakorede

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