The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reportedly told President Muhammadu Buhari about his 2023 presidential ambition.
Sources have disclosed to The Guardian that the former Lagos State governor has also informed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo about his intention to contest for the nation’s number one seat.
This is coming a week after the Director-General, Tinubu Support Groups and former House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, disclosed that Tinubu will be contesting in the 2023 Presidential election
Sources revealed that President Buhari gave the former Lagos State governor his blessings ahead of the election.
Osinbajo, who served as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in Tinubu’s eight years administration as Lagos governor, is also rumoured to be planning to take over from Buhari.
It was gathered that Tinubu had in October 29, 2021, also informed Osinbajo about his presidential ambition when they met at his Asokoro residence after his return to the country from the United Kingdom where he underwent a knee surgery.
While it is not clear what Osinbajo’s response was, sources in the know have severally quoted the VP as saying he would not contest against Tinubu.
However, other sources noted that Osinbajo has always insisted that the APC leader has never told him he wanted to contest the 2023 election.
Asked if Tinubu and Osinbajo had spoken about the former’s ambition, Tunde Rahman, Media Adviser to the former Lagos governor refused to volunteer any comment.
He said he would reach out shortly, but he was yet to do so as at the time of filing this report.
Reacting to the development, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Special Adviser to the Vice President, said he was not aware of such discussions.
“I don’t think you should support the flying of such dubious kites. But to answer your question, no. I am not aware of any such discussions to even begin with,” he said.