We gathered the National leader of the All Progressives Congress and a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, popularly known as the Lagos Landlord, may have possibly had his had his presidential ambitions squashed after some party leaders rejected his candidacy due to health concerns.
According to Jos Rant, this came after thousands of supporters of Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor took turns over the weekend under the auspices of Tinubu Support Group (TSG) to persuade him to declare interest in the top job.
Hon. James Faleke, the group’s convener, dubbed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu “the maker of modern Lagos” and urged him to declare his intention to run for President immediately.
“We are calling on our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to formally announce his presidential aspiration on behalf of the millions of supporters of Tinubu Support Group,” Faleke said.
He went on to say that despite leaving office, this is a man who has remained popular because he is focused, consistent, and persistent. In Nigerian politics, he has been a pivotal figure.
According to him, the ruling party was fortunate to have someone with Tinubu’s political clout.
However, some APC leaders believe the party has more options than the former governor, who recently returned from London where he underwent knee surgery.
According to Alhaji Isah Danladi, an APC chieftain in Lafia, Nasarawa State, the former Lagos State governor “represents a recycling process that has left the country in ruins.”
Tinubu, he said, is “no better than Buhari.” His type should be concerned with leaving a good legacy as a statesman who contributes to the stability of our democracy in conscience-based societies.
He built a strong and virile party through extensive consultations that was able to depose a ruling party.
That, not this infantile craze for power, which I believe is self-serving,” says the author.
Dr. Garus Gololo, an outspoken APC leader and social commentator, said, “These people are jokers.” You’re implying that a group of people will band together and, in good conscience, try to persuade an obviously frail and tired man to run for president.
Haba! Are we in this country that irresponsible? This is a man who has recently recovered from illness. And he’s still recovering from whatever illness afflicted him.