National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has assured his teeming supporters across the country that he will not turn down their clamour for him to run for presidency in 2023.
Tinubu made the declaration on Tuesday in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with members of the Northern Alliance Committee.
He, however, pointed out that consultations with political stakeholders were still ongoing.
Asked if he will not heed the clamour of Nigerians to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu said: “I am not going to turn them (Nigerians) 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 former Lagos State Governor however urged Nigerians to continue to support President Buhari by ensuring that he is not distracted from attending to all the current challenges facing the country.
“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 programmes known to the people later and the intention is clear. So, you keep guessing,” he added.
Endorsing Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election, leader of the Northern Alliance Committee, Ambassador Lawal Ahmed Munir, said the meeting resolved to work for the actualisation of the ambition the APC National Leader.
Munir who revealed his alliance had fruitful discussions with Tinubu, said that the committee resolved to support him come 2023 due to his sterling political qualities.
“The meeting ended very well. We are working for him because we know he will win the election when the time comes,” he said.