2023: Intrigues As Tinubu Visits Buhari Without Bisi Akande 8 Days After Bakare Storms Villa – Complete News
The politics of succession of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 hots up as National Leader of the ruling All Progressive s Congress, APC had a closed door meeting with the President on Tuesday.
The meeting came a week and a day when a Lagos based pastor and a former vice presidential candidate to Buhari in 2011 visited the president.
Complete News observed that Tinubu who often visited Buhari in the company of Elder-stateman and former interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, met with Buhari without him.
It was gathered, this was to allow the former governor of Lagos the liberty to have a heart to heart discussion with the president.
Tinubu who had practically relocated to Abuja to closely monitor affairs and build bridges across political tendencies in furtherance of his presidential ambition was unsettled by Bakare’s declaration last Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari should choose his successor.
Recall that Bakare had earlier declared in a viral video that he would succeed President Buhari as the 16th Nigerian President.
Bakare has never hidden his ambition to rule Nigeria for many years.
Emerging from the meeting with the president, Tinubu told reporters that it was insensitive for anyone to be discussing 2023 now.
Tinubu’s statement, many political observers consider contradictory on the strength of massive national wide mobilization for his 2023 presidential ambition barely two months after Buhari was sworn in for a second term.Mutiu Okunola, a former Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP House of Representatives candidate in Lagos who defected to the ruling party after 2019 polls is leading “2023: Tinubu Non-Negotiable, TNN 23.
The group had inaugurated chapters in many states in Nigeria including Zamfara and other northern states.
Meanwhile, top sources who are close to Tinubu told Complete News that doubted if Buhari and the Northern power brokers can enthrone Tinubu as president.
But they confided that, ” No one dares tell Asiwaju that his presidential ambition is a tall order. He would severe relationship with such fellow.
“So, everyone is hailing the move whenever we are with him but most of us know that it is a pipe dream”.