After months of speculation, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has formally declared his intention to run for the country’s president in 2023.
He disclosed this to journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday.
In his interview with State House reporters, Tinubu said it has been his age-long ambition to lead the country one day.
“I have informed the President of my ambition but I have not informed Nigerians yet, I am still consulting,” he said.
TVC News, a television station believed to be owned by Tinubu, also confirmed in its report that Tinubu made the statement to reporters.
Tinubu, a national leader of the APC, will be among the frontrunners to succeed Buhari whose tenure as president ends in May 2023.