Politics

UPDATED: Tinubu Meets APC Govs After Osinbajo Declared For President

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and a presidential aspirant on Monday met with members of the Progressives Governors Forum at the Kebbi State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.

The meeting comes barely twelve hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hosted the governors at his Aguda House residence on Sunday evening, where he informed them of his intention to contest for the APC presidential ticket.

Tinubu is yet to officially declare for office, but recall that he had in January informed the President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for president in 2023.

The governors in attendance include Governors Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Mai Mala Binu of Yobe, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, amongst others.

Mr. Tinubu later told newsmen after the meeting that he met with the governors to seek their support for his ambition to become Nigeria’s president.

“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 as a replacement for President Muhammadu Buhari after his tenure,” he said.

On the threat posed to his ambition by Osinbajo’s declaration, the former Lagos State governor responded, “I don’t have any son grown up enough to make such declaration.”

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