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    2023: Why Tinubu May Drop Presidential Ambition, Back Another Candidate


    Jun 29, 2021

    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, may drop his 2023 presidential ambition and throw his weight behind another candidate.

    Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) made the claim while speaking to DailyPost on Tuesday.

    According to the presidential hopeful, the former Lagos State Governor does not have the backing of the cabal running the current Presidency.

    He stated that Tinubu knows that his presidential ambition may end his political career is he is not smart.

    “The battle of who becomes the next President of Nigeria come 2023, has assumed a new dimension, as Tinubu considers pulling out of the Presidential race,” Bamgbose said.

    “The truth of the matter is that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commenced vast consultation as per his ambition to be the next President of Nigeria come 2023.

    “It’s becoming clearer to him that it may be an uphill battle for him to win the APC Presidential ticket, given the stand of the cabals that may not eventually favor him.

    “In order not to be politically stranded and thereby become irrelevant, he has decided to come up with his plan B. Plan B is to support a candidate that will be acceptable to all Nigerians, be it from the South or the North.

    “The APC National leader has come to realize that his presidential ambition may mark the end of his political career if he does not play the card well enough.

    “He has come to embrace the reality that his political fortune can end abruptly, should he make a wrong decision.

    “This has given serious concerns. He considers it a very big risk to confront the power that be in APC. No Northerner will be prepared to back Tinubu against the wish of Buhari.

    “The general feeling among the top notchers in APC is that Tinubu has had enough, having produced the President and Vice President in 2015. They are not very comfortable with his ambition to take over from Buhari.”

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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