Bola Tinubu, a senior member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims he will win the 2023 presidential election with the “strong support” of the populace.
On January 10, the former Lagos governor revealed that he had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for the president.
Tinubu stated on Saturday during a visit to the Ibadan residence of Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo, that he had received encouraging feedback on his interest in running for president from crucial stakeholders.
Tinubu had been to Ibadan to express his condolences to Governor Seyi Makinde over the deaths of Jimoh Oyewumi, Soun of Ogbomoso; Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan; and Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo.
Tinubu said following the meeting with Ladoja that he is aware of the obstacles he will face in his effort to contest, but expressed optimism that he will prevail.
“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.”