By Emmanuel Nduka
Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Presidential Villa.
During the meeting, Tinubu reportedly informed Buhari of his intention to vie for the presidential ticket under the platform of the APC.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Tinubu however refused to be drawn into the question of a potential race for the APC ticket between him and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo whose candidacy has been gathering momentum.
Tinubu asserted that his ambition to be president of Nigeria had been a life-long ambition, noting that with what he did in Lagos in his time as governor, he has the capacity to rule Nigeria.
Speaking on Osinbajo’s potential ambition, the APC national leader maintained that he would not discuss any individual.
On why he would not remain a kingmaker rather than being the king, he said there is nothing that stops a kingmaker from becoming the king unless he has committed murder.
“I answer that with categorical yes. I’ve informed the President of my intention but I have not informed Nigerians yet. I’m still consulting. And I have no problem consulting. And I’ve noticed that a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult.
“You will soon hear, all you want to hear is the categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr. President of my ambition, I did not expect more answers than that,” he said.