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2023 Elections: Tinubu declares ambition to run for presidency

Tinubu declares ambition to run for presidency
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The former Lagos governor was in a closed door meeting with the president earlier today.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has annouced his ambition to contest the presidential election in the 2023 elections.

Tinubu disclosed this to correspondents after a closed meeting on Monday, January 10 with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, informing him about his intention to run for the seat of president.

“I have informed the President of my intention but I’ve not informed Nigerians yet,” he began.

“I am still consulting and I have no problem consulting and I have not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult.

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“You will soon hear all you want to hear; it is a categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr President of my ambition.”

The 69-year old also stated that he has the confidence, vision and capacity to build on the foundation laid by president Buhari to turn the fortunes of this country.

Tinubu is a former Lagos state governor who governed the state for four years from May 1999 to May 2007.

Recently, posters and billboards advertising the his presidential bid have been cited in major cities, including Lagos and Abuja.

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