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2023: Tinubu may drop presidential ambition, back another candidate

There are indications that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, might drop his 2023 presidential ambition and throw his weight behind another candidate.

National Coordinator of the Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), Olusegun Bamgbose, made the claim, 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 Asiwaju Tinubu knows that his presidential ambition may end his political career if he is not smart.

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“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.

“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 favour him.

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“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 realise 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 is in APC. No Northerner will be prepared to back Tinubu against the wish of Buhari.

“The general feeling among the top notch 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,” Bamgbose was quoted as saying.