Tinubu visited me over his 2023 presidential ambition – Yakasai


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Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has said that National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu visited him recently to ask his support for his 2023 presidential ambition.

Recall that Tinubu paid a courtesy call on Yakasai at his Abuja residence on Wednesday.

The nonagenarian said he would support Tinubu’s presidency bid.

According to him, Tinubu is one of only two politicians he could support for the presidency.

However, he noted that at 96, he has no intention of joining politics.

“I don’t want to join any (political) party but I can support a candidate of my choice. I have said it way back in 1951 that I will not be a party member but I will support a candidate of my choice,” Saturday Punch quoted him as saying.

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Speaking on the visit, Yakasai said, “He (Tinubu) just came to visit me but actually I have two of them (presidential aspirants) that I have earmarked right from the beginning and I made a vow that any one of them who came to ask for my support first is the person I would support. Tinubu is the first person.”

Asked if Tinubu expressed desire to vie for the presidency in 2023, Yakasai said, “He (Tinubu) did and he asked for my support.”

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