Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos, would run for president in 2023, according to Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives.
Jibrin, the director-general of the Bola Tinubu support group council, told journalists on Saturday in Kano that plans are in the works for the former governor to launch his presidential bid.
Tinubu, according to the former lawmaker, is qualified to be Nigeria’s president.
“I can confirm to you that Tinubu will contest the 2023 elections. The aspect of the decision is done; it’s a done deal,” he said.
“Arrangements to publicly declare will soon be known. I’m talking to you officially that he (Tinubu) will contest the presidential seat.
“We need somebody who can carry along everybody and I believe that Tinubu is the best option for Nigeria. He is not a religious fanatic and has massive networks across all the boundaries in the country.
“Asiwaju has worked extensively for the APC and never shifted ground. He is competent to be the president of this country.
“Nigerians always go for quality and I believe that issue is purely on the quality of the person
“I don’t see a dark horse coming in 2023. It will take s super miracle in APC and God willing, Mr Tinubu will emerge as president.
“Asiwaju has an edge ahead of others. He will not lose the ticket and will be the president of this great country under the APC.”