Bola Tinubu, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims that he will win the 2023 presidential election with the “strong backing” of the people.
On January 10, the former Lagos governor declared that he had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for president.
Tinubu claimed he had gotten good responses from crucial stakeholders about his desire in running for president while visiting the Ibadan house of Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo.
Tinubu had traveled to Ibadan to express his condolences to the state’s governor, Seyi Makinde, following the deaths of Jimoh Oyewumi, the Soun of Ogbomoso; Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan; and Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo.
Tinubu, speaking after his discussion with Ladoja, acknowledged the difficulties he will face in his campaign, but expressed confidence that he will win.
“Life is a challenge and you must be ready to confront challenges and overcome. I have the confidence that I will overcome any form of challenge. I am sure I would face challenges and I have the confidence that I will overcome them,” he said.
“The reactions of critical stakeholders to my presidential ambition have been very positive, encouraging and overwhelming and these have spurred me on with the strong conviction that we would succeed and emerge victorious after the election.
“Life itself is a challenge and I have the confidence and capacity to wade through challenges and overcome. We are forging ahead and with the strong support of the masses of Nigerians, we are going to achieve a resounding victory.”