His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has not even declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election talk less open a campaign office.
The media aide of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Tunde Rahman on Monday disclosed that the former governor of Lagos state has repeatedly said 2023 is still some years away and that he is at present focused on helping President Buhari deliver on his mandate as he is doing and coast home to victory.
According to him, “That is his position. But you know also that many of his friends, associates and supporters who feel he is eminently qualified for the Presidency and has done excellently well to advance our democracy and want to see him offer himself for the top job are doing everything on their own to see him contest.
“I don’t know the office you are talking about but it may just be one of those things these people are doing to get Asiwaju Tinubu to do as they wish.
“And I think they have a right to advance the course they believe in. Asiwaju’s appeal, however, is they allow the present government to concentrate on the good job it is doing and allow the matter of 2023 to take care of itself in the fullness of time.”
According to an online report, Asiwaju Tinubu has quietly set up his campaign headquarters in Abuja in preparation for seeking the presidency in 2023, a report has claimed.
The report stated that the property is a 2,700-square metre property in the Maitama area.
It used to house a private school, Eagle Heights International Schools, sitting just north of the Philippines Embassy at 2, Kainji Crescent and just across the street from Body of Benchers.
The property was said to have been rented for two years at N15 million per annum.
The report further quoted unnamed officials as confirming that though no outside signs point to activities going on within the premises, activities have however picked up inside towards actualising the dream for which the property was rented.
Tinubu has been linked to the 2023 presidency and is perceived to be one of the frontrunners, although he has yet to publicly declare interest.
Shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari-led National Executive Committee (NEC) ordered the dissolution of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) in June, Tinubu reacted to his rumoured 2023 presidential ambition.
The former Lagos state governor said, “To those who have been actively bleating about how Buhari’s actions and the NEC meeting have ended my purported 2023 ambitions, I seek your pity.
“I am but a mere mortal who does not enjoy the length of foresight or political wisdom you profess to have. Already, you have assigned colourful epitaphs to the 2023 death of an alleged political ambition that is not yet even born.”