Former Lagos state governor and national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally declared his intention to take over the reins of power from President Muhammadu Buhari when the tenure of the latter expires in 2003.
Tinubu made this declaration while speaking with State House Correspondents shortly after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at Aso Villa.
Tinubu also disclosed that he informed President Buhari about his ambition, stressing that he has the capacity to turn things around for the country.
When asked whether he had informed the President of his ambition to contest for the President in 2023, the APC leader answered in the affirmative.
“I have informed the President of my ambition but I have not informed Nigerians yet, I am still consulting,” he said.
He dismissed the assertion that ”a kingmaker cannot become a king”, saying he would like to takeover from Buhari in 2023 to continue with the good works of the ruling APC.
According to Tinubu, contesting the presidency has been a life-long ambition.