The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to the party’s senators to support his presidential ambition.
Tinubu made the appeal on Wednesday during a meeting with APC senators at the National Assembly, Abuja. The former Lagos State governor asked the lawmakers to back his ambition based on his capacity and experience.
He said, “Why am I here? I came for your counsel, partnership and support. Nigeria has come to a point where we need a change of baton. Mr President is rounding up his second term.
“Election is coming. Our party’s convention is near. I need our party’s presidential ticket. I can’t achieve it by sitting at home. I believe, jointly, we can do it. I hope you can back me successfully for the aspiration of my lifetime ambition.
“Going by the counsel of the wise that says, ‘If you want to go fast, do it alone. If you want to go faster, go together.’ I’m asking for that team support to get me nominated by the party and eventually elected as the President of Nigeria. I urge you to look at my capacity and experience. “
Tinubu had in January after informing President Buhari of his intention to run for the highest of office in the counntry, described it as “a lifetime ambition.”