2023: Ex-Lagos Lawmaker Says Tinubu Deserves To Be President, Gives Reason
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a former Lagos lawmaker and chairmanship hopeful in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government in the last election, Dipo Olorunrinu, has said that erstwhile governor of the state, Bola Tinubu, “deserves” to win Nigeria’s presidential election in 2023 because he has “developed and helped a lot of people in his political career”.
Recall that Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had announced on January 10, that he had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his decision to contest the presidency.
Olorunrinu in a statement at the weekend stressed Tinubu’s right to exercise his franchise.
“I believe the former governor of Lagos State deserved to lead and should be given a chance, having developed and helped a lot of people in his political career,” Olorunrinu said.
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For a very long time the subject of Tinubu’s Presidential aspiration has been dominating political discourse, not only in his party, but also the polity.
But, by making the disclosure at the Presidential Villa last Monday, Tinubu let loose the debates on zoning and micro-zoning within both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and APC.
With President Buhari having been elected to the office of president twice, he is ineligible for reelection. In July 2021, national APC Caretaker Chairman and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni backed the consensus method of nominating a presidential candidate instead of the more common direct or indirect primary methods. There is no announced formal zoning agreement for the APC nomination, however, there have been calls from certain politicians and interest groups such as the Southern Governors’ Forum to zone the nomination to the South as Buhari, a Northerner, was elected twice.
The 2023 Nigerian elections will be held, in large part, on 18 February 2023.
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