2023: Tinubu doesn’t need luck to clinch APC presidential ticket
Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives and, Director-General, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Group Management Council, says his principal will win the 2023 presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) easily.
Recall that Tinubu recently visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his 2023 presidential ambition.
Barely 24 hours later, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, another APC chieftain, also visited the president and made his presidential ambition known.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu also signified his intention to vie for the presidency under the APC.
Other APC bigwigs are expected to declare for the presidency in the coming days.
Speaking with Arise TV’s The Morning Show, Jibrin said that Tinubu towers above the other aspirants and will defeat them to clinch the party’s ticket.
“I’ve said it over and over again that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is going to win the APC primaries however you go about it, whatever mode of primaries you adopt; whether direct primaries, indirect primaries, a combination of direct and indirect primaries, Asiwaju is going to win.
“It is not a matter of luck, it is a matter of hard work, pedigree, history; he’s worked so hard, built network, kept his goodwill intact, invested in people and has demonstrated capacity”, adding that “he’s done something like that in the past; we’ve seen what he did in Lagos, laying a foundation that has continued to stand the test of time, over 20 years. “He’s always been the front runner; I don’t see how he will lose the APC ticket.
With his declaration, all party stalwarts will rally around him so, we can have better stability and concentrate on the general elections. But for the primaries, I don’t have any fear that Tinubu is going to win. In any case, even in the secondary election, Bola Tinubu continues to be the front runner,” Jibrin said.
Giving reasons for his belief in Tinubu’s victory, he said, “He is knowledgeable, understands the economy of the country, understands politics of the country, knows the people, has a large heart, not a religious fanatic, and not an ethnic jingoist. So you see that we are going to have a president that will be able to continue from where president Buhari stops and build Nigeria of our dream.”