By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has revealed what he told President Muhammadu Buhari before declaring his presidential ambition in January.
Tinubu, who spoke on Wednesday while making his case for the presidential ticket of the ruling party during a meeting with APC Senators in Abuja, said he told Buhari that he wants to step into his shoes and not on his toes.
The former Lagos State Governor asked the lawmakers to back his ambition, urging them to consider his “experience and capacity.”
“I came for your counsel, partnership and support. I believe that you can back me for my lifetime ambition.
“Nigeria has come to a point where we need a change of baton. Mr President is rounding up his second term.
“I told Mr President that my ambition is not blind to the extent that I will step on his toes. I just want to step into his shoes and not on his toes.
“I want to beg you to look at my capacity and my experience. I am perhaps the only one who has been in the Senate, who has been a governor and aspiring to be president,” he said.
He urged the senators to support him to realise “the aspiration of my lifetime ambition.”