A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday said though he is of age, he would not retire from politics until he becomes President of the country which is the most populous in the African Continent.
Addressing delegates and party members in Makurdi, Benue State capital, Bola Tinubu said: “We are of age; we can retire soon but I am not going to retire until I become President.”
He said if given the mandate, he will turn around the fortune of the country where corruption will be tackled on all fronts and ensure peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
He added: “I will govern with all my strength, we will work with you to reverse trend of corruption, there are elements of division but our commitment to Nigeria is for peaceful coexistence to build up and demonstrate unity and live together in peace and harmony,” he added.
Some pundits opine that Tinubu had always sacrificed his ambition for others and this is the best time to pay him back. In 1992, he sacrificed his ambition to be Senate President for the late Chief MKO Abiola so as not to hurt his presidential chances. In 2015, he was said to have put forward his protégé, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN as Buhari’s running mate as a Muslim-Muslim ticket would have been a very hard sell unlike what obtained in 1993.