The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has commended the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu, for informing President Muhammadu Buhari of his 2023 Presidential ambition.
The chairman-elect of the APC in Lagos, Cornelius Ojelabi, said Mr Tinubu was the most qualified aspirant and can now make more consultations nationwide.
“Informing the President of his intention is the right thing to do,” Mr Ojelabi said. “Having informed him officially now he can then intensify his consultations across the country.”
After several speculations, Mr Tinubu formally declared his interest in the presidential seat after meeting with Mr Buhari on Monday.
“I answer that with categorical yes. I’ve informed the President of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I’m still consulting. And I have no problem consulting. And I’ve noticed that there is a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people I will consult,” Mr Tinubu said.
Mr Ojelabi, however, noted that Mr Tinubu had paid his dues and no one was more qualified than the former governor to take over leadership at the expiration of Mr Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
According to him, the teeming followers of Mr Tinubu and members of the ruling party across the length and breath of the country and the diaspora were elated with the news.
Mr Ojelabi added that the notification of interest was a welcome development and was also a thing Mr Tinubu’s political family had been expecting for long.