Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ask him not to contest the 2023 presidential election.
The Cable reported that the former Lagos governor said this when asked about what the president’s response was after informing the latter about his intention to run in 2023.
He was quoted to have said:
“That is our business. He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt to pursue my ambition; it’s 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 virtues of democracy. That’s it.”
Tinubu told newsmen on Monday, January 10, that he informed Buhari about his ambition shortly after meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.