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2023: Tinubu boasts of APC chances

Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said despite the security crisis the country is embroiled in under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling party’s chances of retaining power at the centre after Buhari in 2023 are very bright.

Tinubu a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting he had with President Buhari.

He faulted insinuations in some quarters that a wedge has been driven into the once rosy relationship between him and Buhari.

He said, “There nothing like unhealthy relationship between us. Who is our doctor? Is it social media that is measuring the relationship? I don’t have to disturb him openly on camera; is it? No, we have so many ways to look at issues. We have nothing like that.”

When asked to describe his relationship with the President, he said it is “very close and cordial, frank and honest”.

Speaking on the political fortune of the APC in 2023, Tinubu said, “I don’t want to predict that one right now; I don’t want to do that subject now. The chances are as bright as a midnight star. We will continue to work for a better Nigeria and that is what you need.

“You can depend on Buhari that he will not spend one hour beyond his tenure. He will comply with the constitution.”

Tinubu, who was accompanied by a former national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, said every country will go through trying times before achieving greatness.

He said the difference would be in how to communicate the challenges to citizens and how to make it easier for them to bear while experiencing those difficult moments.

He added that one of the steps in addressing the challenges was exchanging ideas with the leadership, which he was in the Presidential Villa to do.

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