The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says becoming president of Nigeria is his lifelong ambition.
He disclosed this on Monday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Speaking to the State House correspondents after the meeting, he said that he informed the President of his ambition and that the President did not ask him to halt his political ambition.
Asked how President Buhari reacted to his ambition, the former Lagos state governor said, “He (President Buhari) is a democrat. He didn’t ask me to stop, he didn’t ask me not to attempt and pursue my ambition.
“It is a lifelong ambition. You are running a democratic dispensation and you must adopt the principles and values and virtues of democracy.”
Tinubu asserted that he’s qualified to make Nigeria better. “I don’t want to discuss individuals now, I must discuss myself. I have the confidence, vision and capacity to build on the foundation of the President and turn Nigeria better. I have done that with commitment and yielding zeal in Lagos State.
“You have seen that experience and capacity to turn things around and that is also what we are doing. The confusion and drift of the past in PDP are being corrected as we are today. Going back to the data of how many barrels of oil we were producing when we took over and what we have today.
Tinubu added that, “You now see excellent infrastructure. Let us think back and be intellectually inquisitive as to the past and the present as well as what the future holds for Nigeria.”
When asked of a possible faceoff with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the national leader refused to answer the question.