According to Ogunlewe, Tinubu is the ideal APC presidential candidate for 2023.

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Former Works Minister Adeseye Ogunlewe has urged All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Bola Tinubu to declare his candidacy for the 2023 presidential election.

Tinubu’s campaign posters have appeared in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States in recent months.

However, the former Lagos governor has yet to comment on his plans.

Several Nigerian politicians have paid Tinubu visits in recent weeks while he has been in London for medical treatment.


Speaking on an Arise Television programme on Tuesday, Ogunlewe said Tinubu is the appropriate person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said a campaign team will be launched in Lagos on Thursday to kick-start the activities of his participation as a candidate in the 2023 election.

“We need a thinker and someone who has paid his dues in the struggle for democracy, and we’re appealing to Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to come out and participate,” Ogunlewe said.

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“It is not going to be easy, it is not going to be a dash. He has to struggle, participate and convince people that he is available to serve.

“On Thursday, we will launch the Lagos faction of his campaign team, so that everybody would be aware of his intention to contest. Then we move from there to participate in the national convention, where they are going to choose the flagbearer of the party.

“He is sick but he’s getting better on a daily basis. He has more time to recuperate and come back to tell us whether he accepts to run or not, but definitely, he has not said so.

“We are just thinking he’s the appropriate person to run for the presidency of Nigeria.”


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