Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), announced his plan to run for president in 2023 with sophisticated political subtlety, saying he would not refuse the countless pleas from friends and admirers to run.
Tinubu has made it obvious that his decision to run for president in 2023 is no longer a matter of speculation, but rather a matter of when to officially declare, after he has canvassed widely and effectively, as he stated openly yesterday.
Tinubu, who hinted at this following a closed-door meeting with Northern Alliance Committee (NAC) officials in Abuja, emphasized, however, that he would consult widely before announcing his candidacy for the 2023 presidential election.
His words: “I am not going to turn them down but I will still effectively 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 programme known to the people later. And the intention is clear. So, you can keep guessing.”
While backing Tinubu’s presidential desire, the group’s leader, Mr. Lawal Munir, also said that the gathering determined to strive toward his realization in 2023 due to his exceptional talents.
“The meeting went quite well,” he said. We are his employees. We’re working for him because we’re confident he’ll win the election when it’s time.”
Despite the fact that the former Lagos governor has not formally stated his desire to run, Tinubu Support Group (TSG), one of his mobilization machinery, has already been mobilizing party loyalists across the country in order to ensure his 2023 presidential aspiration comes to fulfillment.
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, launched the South West Agenda 2023 (SWAGA ’23) in October, a political movement aimed at rallying support for Tinubu’s presidential bid in 2023.