Fomer Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said with the “strong support” of the masses, he will win the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu had announced on January 10, announced that he had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his decision to contest the presidency in 2023.
Speaking on Saturday when he visited the Ibadan home of a former governor of Oyo State, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, Tinubu said he had received positive reactions from critical stakeholders on his interest in running for the office of the president.
The APC chieftain had visited Ibadan to commiserate with Governor Seyi Makinde over the death of Soun of Ogbomoso; Olubadan of Ibadan; and former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.
After the meeting with Ladoja, Tinubu said he is aware of the challenges ahead, but expressed optimism that he would emerge victorious.
“Life is a challenge and you must be ready to confront challenges and overcome. I have the confidence that I will overcome any form of challenge. I am sure I would face challenges and I have the confidence that I will overcome them.
“The reactions of critical stakeholders to my presidential ambition have been very positive, encouraging and overwhelming and these have spurred me on with the strong conviction that we would succeed and emerge victorious after the election.
“Life itself is a challenge and I have the confidence and capacity to wade through challenges and overcome. We are forging ahead and with the strong support of the masses of Nigeria, we are going to achieve resounding victory,” he said.