2023 Presidency: Me, I want to pursue my ambition, Tinubu downplays being a kingmaker

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2023 Presidency: Me, I want to pursue my ambition, Tinubu downplays being a kingmaker

The ruling party (APC) National Leader, Aṣíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while intimating President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to vie for the office of the President in the coming 2023 Presidential election has disregarded being a kingmaker as a barrier.

Asiwaju Tinubu during the visit stated that he never seen the cap of a kingmaker before such that could stop him from actualising his ambition.

The former governor of Lagos State disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after a private meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, adding that he hasn’t seen any country that a kingmaker cannot be a king.

“I have never seen the cap of a kingmaker before. That is the truth. And I’ve never seen where it is written in the rule book anywhere in any country that a kingmaker cannot be a king unless you commit murder. So, whatever you attribute is your own opinion.

Me, I want to pursue my ambition without the title of a kingmaker. You can write your literature and your story based upon your own perception.

“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 I will consult.

“You will soon hear; all you want to hear is the categorical declaration. You’ve got that truth from me that I have informed Mr President of my ambition, and you don’t expect more answers than that”.

Aṣíwájú popularly known as Jagaban also revealed that the President did not advise him to drop his ambition.

“He is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop. He didn’t ask me not to attempt and pursue my ambition. It is a lifelong ambition. So, why do I expect him to say more than that? You are running a democratic dispensation, and you must adopt the principles and the values and virtues of democracy. That’s it”, he said.