UPDATED: Tinubu declares intention to run for presidency

UPDATED: Tinubu declares intention to run for presidency

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally declared his intention to run for 2023 presidency.

He informed the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd) of his presidential ambition during his visit to the Aso Villa on Monday.

He spoke with State Correspondents shortly after a meeting with the President.

Asked if he had officially informed Buhari about his ambition to run, the APC leader said, “I answer that with a 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 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 gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr President of my ambition, and you don’t expect more answers than that.”

The former Lagos State Governor also revealed that the President did not advise him to stop.

“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 virtues of democracy. That’s it,” he said.

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