The Tinubu Support Group (TSG) has said the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, will not shelve his 2023 presidential ambition as demanded by Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON).
Okechukwu, a chieftain of the APC, had on Sunday asked Tinubu to shelve his ambition and play the role of a kingmaker by supporting a young aspirant from the South East to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his tenure in 2023.
But in a statement on Monday, in Abuja, the Head of Media and Publicity of the TSG, Adeyanju Oluwatosin, said that though Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State is currently focused on helping President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his campaign promises, he will not shelve his ambition thereafter.
The TSG said:
We advise Okechukwu to be a good party man and stop all his antics to divide our great party and southern Nigeria.
Without doubt, our leader has not declared intention to run but we have started seeing patriots across the country calling on him to run because of his leadership qualities.
Asiwaju is a nationalist known by all Nigerians which is why the majority of the masses have been insisting he must contest.
Look at Lagos today. It’s a state everyone is proud to be identified with.
This is happening because of the developmental blueprint made available by Asiwaju.