MKO Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 presidential election, Babagana Kingibe, has declared that it is All Progress Congress (APC) national leader Bola Tinubu’s turn to rule Nigeria.
According to Kingibe, Tinubu will transmute from Jagaban of Borgu (in Niger) to “Jagaban of Nigeria.” He also declared that the former Lagos governor would become “Asiwaju of Nigeria” from Asiwaju of Lagos.
Matching his words in the Yoruba language in a video on social media, the former secretary to government of the federation said:
Eyin lo kan (you are the next).
Kingibe declared while playing host to Tinubu recently:
You will move from Jagaban of Borgu to Jagaban of Nigeria; from Asiwaju of Lagos to Asiwaju of Nigeria.
For all your sacrifices, for all your effort, God will reward you this time.
Before the APC presidential primary election, Tinubu insisted while addressing Ogun delegates that it was his turn to become Nigeria’s president.
He told the delegates:
Emi lo kan (it’s my turn):
Tinubu is APC presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections after winning the party’s ticket on June 8.
He scored 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other presidential aspirants, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
After the APC presidential primary, the former Lagos governor has been consulting with APC chieftains to seek their support ahead of the 2023 presidential election and to choose a running mate.
Kingibe is infamous for abandoning MKO Abiola following the latter’s incarceration by Gen. Sani Abacha and went ahead to join the military junta as a foreign affairs minister.
Then-President Umaru Yar’Adua later appointed him as secretary to government of the federation.