After Meeting With APC's Caretaker Committee, Does Tinubu Stand A Chance At Becoming President?
July. 03, 2020
On Thursday night, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu guested the chairman and members of the newly constituted Caretaker Committee of the APC. In attendance were Gov. Mai Mala Buni, the chairman; Senator Akpan Udoedehe, the secretary; Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and governor of Niger State, Sani Bello.
According to Sahara Reporters sources, the meeting held in order to reassure Tinubu that he was not targetted after the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the party following the suspension of Adams Oshiomole as the chairman of the party.
One would recall that Tinubu has been rumoured to nurse a presidential ambition in 2023. Insinuations are rife that his seeming unflinching support for Buhari is in his bid to secure support from the north for 2023.
With the dissolution of the National Working Committee and Oshiomole's suspension, it was a double blow to Tinubu's rumoured presidential ambition, so his critics say. However, in a statement released last week, Tinubu denied nursing a presidential ambition for now. He claimed he is more focused on devoting his time and resources in helping Nigeria out of its present economic and health crisis.
Going by the rumour that Tinubu has a presidential ambition say in 2023, what are his chances? Tinubu is many things to many people. He's often be celebrated as a master political strategist by his fans. To his credit, he has become a political godfather and elder statesman in his own right.
But to his critics, he is nothing but a corrupt politician who has kept Lagos state under his exploitative leadership. The case of Akinwunmi Ambode, the immediate former governor of Lagos state who only served one term is often cited to underscore his enormous influence on the state.
To many southwesterners, Tinubu is a sellout for supporting the often peddled "Fulani agenda" by backing Buhari. The Yorubas are clamouring for to a Yoruba president in 2023. Tinubu doesn't cut it for many of them. The ethnic undercurrents playing out in preparation for 2023 are getting more dynamic every day.
What do you think are Tinubu's chances of becoming president in 2023 if he truly nurses the ambition? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
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