National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, said it has been his lifelong ambition to become the President of Nigeria. The APC leader also said he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu, who spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said he has the confidence, vision and capacity to build on the foundation laid by the President.
Besides, the former Lagos State governor said he was at the State House to see the President on general issues concerning Nigeria, including some of the concerns in the APC as well as security issues.
He, however, declined to comment on the presidential ambition of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, saying he would rather prefer to discuss issues instead of individuals.
Asked whether he has informed President Buhari of his ambition to contest for the 2023 presidential election, he said: “I answer that with categorical yes. I have 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 not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people I will consult. You will soon hear, all you want to hear is the categorical declaration.
“You’ve got that truth from me that I have informed Mr. President of my ambition, and you don’t expect more answers than that.”
On the President’s response to his ambition, Tinubu said: “That’s our business. He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt and pursue my ambition, it is a lifelong ambition.
“So, why do I expect him to say more than that? You are running a democratic dispensation, and you must adopt the principles and the values and the virtues of democracy. That’s it.”