National leader of the All Progress Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said he has made his intention to run for the presidency known to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Lagos state governor stated at the State House after he met the president in his office at the presidential villa, Abuja, yesterday.
The APC chieftain said: “I will answer that with categorical yes. I’ve informed the president of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I’m still consulting. And I have no problem consulting. And I’ve not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult. You will soon hear, all you want to hear is the categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr. President of my ambition, you don’t expect more answers than that.”
On the president’s response, he said: “That’s our business. He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt and pursue my ambition, it’s a lifelong ambition. So, why do you expect him to say more than that? You are running a democratic dispensation, and you must adopt the principles and the values and the virtues of democracy. That’s it.”
He declined to comment on what a race for the APC ticket between him and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo whose support groups have been mobilising for his candidacy would look like.
According to him, with what he did in Lagos as governor, he has the capacity to rule Nigeria.