By Emmanuel Adeleke
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday met with some APC governors at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.
The meeting comes few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo officially declared his intention to run for the presidential seat in the 2023 elections.
The former Lagos State Governor said he met the governors to collaborate on his 2023 ambition.
Speaking after the meeting, Tinubu said: “My mission here is to seek collaboration, support, and encouragement of my party, the APC, for my ambition to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after his tenure,” he said.
When asked for comment about the declaration of his “son” (Osinbajo), Tinubu said:
“I have no son grown enough to declare.”
The Kebbi State Governor and Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Atiku Bagudu, also refuted claims that Osinbajo’s declaration pits Tinubu against his political godson, Osinbajo.
According to him, the development shows the quality of persons in the ruling APC.
“The fact that we have people in our party that express desire to lead the party into the highest office in electoral contest shows how much this our party has resonated with Nigerians and our party members,” the governor said.