Tinubu says he'll consider calls from Nigerians to run for President

The APC national leader has been coy on his presidency ambitions.

President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. [Twitter/@Buharisallau1]

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, says he won't turn down calls from Nigerians to contest for the highest office in the land.

Tinubu who made the remarks on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 has long been rumoured to be nursing a presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 vote - rumours he has neither debunked nor confirmed.

"I am not going to turn Nigerians 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,” Vanguard quotes Tinubu as saying after a closed-door meeting with members of the Northern Alliance Committee.

The 69-year-old APC national leader was also quick to sound a note of warning, stating that it is imperative to remember that President Muhammadu Buhari is still on the saddle.

“The president is still in office. I don’t want to distract him from all the challenges that he might face today. So, we will consult and make our programmes known to the people later and the intention is clear. So, you keep guessing,” he added.

Tinubu narrowly missed out on being Buhari's running mate, months before the 2015 general elections.

Various interest groups have been campaigning on his behalf, while urging him to throw his hat into the 2023 presidency ring.

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