Tinubu says APC will retain presidency in 2023 despite glaring lack of performance
One of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians and the national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said, Tuesday, that the chances that the APC will retain Presidency in 2023 were as bright as midnight star.
This is even as he defended President Buhari as the country descends into anarchy due to growing insecurity, saying that no president would intentionally want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger.
Tinubu said, “I don’t want to predict that one (chances that the APC will retain presidency in 2023, after President Buhari) right now, I don’t want to do that subject now. The chances are as bright as a midnight star. We will continue to work for a better Nigeria and that is what you need.
“We cannot interject politics and assumption into everything, we have a nation to build, we have a baton to pass. You can depend on Buhari that he will not spend one hour beyond his tenure. He will do that; he will comply with the Constitution. So, how it happens? Read the Nigerian Constitution and find out from the INEC website.”
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The former governor of Lagos State stated this while fielding questions from journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday night, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Vanguard reports that Tinubu, who was accompanied by APC’s pioneer interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, debunked the insinuations that he has a frosty relationship with the President.
Asked what the President should do to address the security situation in the country, he called for effective security and communication.
He said, “Cooperation, understanding and determination; effective security, effective information. No president will want his country in chaos. Have you seen one? Point one to me. No one will want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger.
“There’s no president or leader that will want his nation fractured by tribalism, religious differences and all that. It calls for serious management and serious evaluation and dialogue once in a while. That’s all.”
On the agenda of his visit, he said: “It is to generally review the perceptions going on outside there and equally focus on the security across the country more. He will have more information than we have, but we are his ears close to the ground and we have to exchange views so that a better Nigeria is grounded. That’s all.”