All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, says he will not reject calls to contest for the Presidency in 2023.
Tinubu stated this in Abuja on Tuesday after a meeting with members of the Northern Alliance Committee.
While refusing to officially declare his ambition, he said political consultations were ongoing.
Asked if he will heed the clamour of Nigerians that he succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu said: “I’m not going to turn them down. But, I will still effectively and widely consult, particularly brainstorm with my friends and find a date to come out openly and tell Nigerians.”
The APC leader, however, said all hands must be on deck to assist President Muhammadu Buhari by ensuring that he is not distracted.
“The President is still in office, I don’t want to distract him from all the challenges that he might face today. So we will consult and make our programme known to the people later and the intention is clear. So you keep guessing.”
Endorsing Tinubu for 2023, the leader of the Northern Alliance Committee, Amb Lawal Munir, said the meeting resolved to work for the actualisation of the ambition of the APC National Leader to the next level.
Munir, who said they had a fruitful meeting with Tinubu, disclosed that the committee resolved to support him come 2023 due to his superlative qualities.
He added, “The meeting ended very well. We are working for him. We are working for him because we know he will win the election when the time comes.”