Though the winner of the 2019 presidential election is yet to be sworn in, but news on 2023 presidential election seems to be dominating political space by the day and one man whose name keeps popping up and keeps ruffling feathers is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
First, the 2023 presidential ambition of the former governor of Lagos State started as a joke, then as rumour, moved to grapevine but now at the level of insinuation from those whose hint can not be wished away in the political cycle of the country.
As they say, ‘no smoke without fire,’ many started wondering if there is actually something in the offing when the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai released his controversial anti godfatherism statement, chiefly targeted at deflating Tinubu’s grip of Lagos State and by extension, the South West.
While El-rufai’s statement is being dealt with by Tinubu’s loyalists, two prominent politicians from the South West have further confirmed that Tinubu is actually jogging towards 2023 race.
In their separate tweets, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and publisher cum politician, Dele Momodu made the confirmation.
“I am not in Bola Tinubu’s party but I commend him for having the courage to aspire to be Pres. in 2023. How many southern politicians from either @OfficialAPCNg or @OfficialPDPNig have had the guts to do that? If nothing else he has challenged the myth that the north owns Nigeria,” Fani-Kayode wrote.
In his recent tweet, Momodu said: “Nigeria’s next President in 2023? The race has started… Best wishes to one of Nigeria’s most influential politicians ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU…”
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