2023: ‘Tinubu not too old to contest presidency’ | Dailytrust

2023: ‘Tinubu not too old to contest presidency’

Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu

A support group, Tinubu Legacy Forum (TLC), has said the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is not too old to contest the presidency.

This is coming as political gladiators are getting set for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

While 69-year-old Tinubu has not formally declared his presidential interest, his recent visitations and series of support groups, rooting for him, showed he is interested in contesting the 2023 presidency.

Addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, the Coordinator, TLF, FCT Chapter, Barrister Abdullahi Awwal Muhammad, said the former Lagos State governor is not too old to lead Nigeria, especially that older people have led the country in the past.

He said Tinubu’s intellect and leadership attributes is needed.

“The nation’s youths should support the aspirations of the APC National Leader, even as he (Tinubu) does not negate the ‘Not too young to run’ act. Our youths have to learn politics before they can begin to run for office.

“Tinubu has been learning these politics since the days of the Azikiwes as a youth.

“For now, only the experienced should be in power, the youths should cue themselves with the likes of Tinubu, Atiku and other veterans in politics,” Muhammad said.

He also said that Tinubu would be a promising candidate to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, as he would be able to continue the good work of Buhari and do more.

He said, “As you are all aware, the APC National Leader has started wide consultation across the country over his ambition, even though he has not made it public.

“But as a group, like many well-meaning Nigerians, who are yearning for continuous development of this great country, and who also believe in the continuity of laudable projects and programmes of the present administration under APC, we believe in the leadership of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, as the next president of this country.”

Muhammad, while dismissing claims that the APC chieftain is not physically fit for office, said he had only done surgeries on his knees but that his mental and physical states were strong enough for the cumbersome responsibilities of the Presidency.

He said the TLF would in the next few weeks embark on sensitization of communities in the FCT to enlighten the residents on why they should support Tinubu’s aspiration for the development of the country.

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