2023 presidency: Support group backs Tinubu to contest

2023 presidency: Support group backs Tinubu to contest

Tinubu Vanguard, a political support group, has asked Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to contest for the 2023 presidential election.

In a statement on Monday, in Abuja, Johnny Benjamin, the group’s director-general, said Tinubu’s “democracy credentials” qualifies him for the nation’s number one seat.

Benjamin asked Tinubu to ignore “discordant tunes” from some quarters and get ready to contest for the presidential seat.

He also asked the leadership and members of the ruling APC to rally support for the party chieftain whenever he officially declares interest in the 2023 race.

“Tinubu is a qualified Nigerian who has the legal right to contest for the presidency or any other position he desires. He has been instrumental to the success of democracy in Nigeria since 1999,” he said.

“He has also contributed immensely to the growth and sustenance of participatory, multiparty democracy in the country, maintaining his membership of the opposition party from 1999, until the ruling party was defeated in 2015.

“We are calling on him to contest in 2023 because we know that he has the capacity to consolidate on the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.”

Although Tinubu has not declared that he will be running for president, the APC chieftain is rumoured to be nursing the ambition to lead the country in 2023.