Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu changed the face of Nigeria’s political terrain the moment he visited the Aso-Rock Presidential Villa in January. He was there to inform President Mohammadu Buhari of his intention to succeed him at the expiration of his tenure next year.
From thence, the body politic has not remained the same. As Tinubu continues his consultations with stakeholders across the nation, one thing has become evident; the battle for Buhari’s successor is between Tinubu, and the rest.
From the traditional rulers across the geo-political zones to the political heavyweights, the consensus has been loud and clear: ‘Asiwaju Tinubu, We’re Behind You’ with streams of prayers to back such declarations.
On Wednesday, Tinubu visited the All Progressive Congress (APC) caucus in the National Assembly, Abuja and the overwhelming affirmation of legislators present is that Tinubu has their backing in his rescue mission to succeed Buhari come 2023.
The reality on ground is that Tinubu is the candidate to beat in 2023. APC should make no mistake of playing politics with his candidacy.
From What Tinubu Told Our Distinguished National Legislators On Wednesday, We Have Three Notable Quotes From The Meeting:
“I seek your partnership in my quest to become the Presidential Candidate of our party and to win the general elections in February 2023 for all APC candidates.
“This is not about gaining power. It is about securing good government for the nation.
“Together, the executive and legislative branches of this democratic tree must strive to cultivate and bring forth good fruit for the welfare of the people.”
In response to Tinubu’s request, the response from the Senate’s leadership is unequivocal:
Senate-President Ahmed Lawan told Tinubu: “Your Excellency, once again, all of us wish you well, wish you the best of luck, wish you success in this and in the affair of fighting for APC, to continue to be the ruling party in Nigeria, and justifiably so, Your Excellency, we are with you.”
What else can be said other than to look forward to Tinubu presidency in 2023. Indeed, he remains the beautiful bride of the country’s 2023 presidential turfs.