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2023: Tinubu has right to contest for president, says Osoba

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The rumoured interest of APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to contest the 2023 presidential election got a boost on Tuesday as a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Olusegun Osoba, said ex-governor of Lagos State has every right to contest for the coveted position.

“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an individual has the right to put himself forward, we have not zeroed in on an individual. Zeroing in on any individual will destroy our efforts now but Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a right to pursue his own agenda,” he said.

Osoba, who is also a former governor of Ogun State, spoke on a television programme on Tuesday.

He said the South-West must unite and put its home in order to achieve success in the next presidential election.

According to him, there is a gentleman’s agreement in the APC that the South will produce Nigeria’s president in 2023.

The APC chieftain, however, noted that though “there is so much noise from the East”, nobody has contacted him or other chieftains of the party to show interest in running for president in 2023.

“As an elder in the party, nobody from the South-East has contacted or consulted me to lobby, to even say they are interested,” Osoba stated.

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