According to Jimoh Babafemi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, the party will win the 2023 presidential election by a wide margin based on Tinubu’s record of accomplishments and ability to lead.
This was stated by Babafemi during an interaction with reporters over the weekend in Lagos. Adding that the overwhelming support the party was receiving, in his opinion, was a sign that it would win the general election in 2023.
He emphasized that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had a history of exceptional achievements to back up his ambition to succeed the President, Major General Muhamadu Buhari (retd), noting that Tinubu was the most acceptable among the presidential candidates for 2023 because he had built bridges across the nation’s geopolitical zones in addition to building people.
“Tinubu has built an empire out of many Nigerians who crossed paths with him ever since his foray into public office and these accomplishments would count for him in 2023.”
“He has paid his dues as a democrat and leader. Tinubu is running against Tinubu because these Nigerians and many others who believe in his vision for a better Nigeria, are today mostly his foot soldiers, campaigning for him across the federation,” Babafemi said.
He bemoaned the fact that with the exception of Ahmad Lawan that campaigned for the Senate President and his supporters, all presidential aspirants and their supporters who sought office and lost the party’s nomination to Bola Ahmed Tinubu had gone cold.
He listed the Lawan supporters to include the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Senator Sani Musa, Senator Jubril Barau, and Femi Fani-Kayode among others.
Babafemi expressed his displeasure over the attitudes of some party chieftains who he said are still not happy with Tinubu’s emergence at the presidential primary and commended Lawan and the group for their efforts in campaigning and mobilising for Tinubu.
“They are working hard for Tinubu and the APC like they are doing it for Lawan. These people are patriotic chieftains of the APC. Others have suddenly gone cold after losing the primary. They are non-committal to the presidential ambition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
“The current Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on national television even refused to openly endorse Tinubu. We have not heard from Amaechi’s people, Osinbajo’s team and so many others.”
“They suddenly went cold without doing much. I sincerely commend distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan and his group for showing and proving to be solid party chieftains by spearheading the campaign of Bola Ahmed Tinubu across Nigeria,” he said.