National Leader of the ruling All progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the presidential election in 2023.
Disclosing to State House correspondents on Monday, the former Lagos State Governor said he was however, yet to inform Nigerians of his intention to succeed Buhari.
Tinubu stated this on Monday while briefing State House correspondents after he met with President Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
According to him, the President is a democrat and therefore, has not asked him to stop the pursuit of his ambition which for him is life-long.
The APC chieftain said he possessed the confidence, vision, and capacity to build on the foundation laid by President Buhari to turn around the fortunes of the country.
Asked about the similar ambition of his protégée and current Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, he declined to give a definite response, saying he would not speak about individuals.
Rather, he insisted that the drift and failures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were being corrected by the present administration.
This, he stated, had been achieved through the provision of infrastructure such as rail lines and good roads which have impacted the frequency of fatal crashes and deaths etc.
Tinubu also rejected claims in some quarters that he should remain a kingmaker and not venture into the race as a king.
While stressing that he was unwavering in his ambition to become president, he gave the assurance that the ruling party’s national convention would hold properly, and that Buhari would determine whether or not it will be conducted next month.