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Politics of Saturday, 27 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Tinubu breaks silence on APC crisis, 2023 presidential ambition

Bola Tinubu Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to the disbanding if the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, whichw as approved by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The decision which was taken by the National Executive Committee, NEC, affected Adams Oshiomhole's position as national chairman of the party.

This has been concluded as a move which will tarnish the 2023 presidential ambition of Tinubu.

Breaking silence on the decision by the NEC Tinubu 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.”

He also said that the situation with COVID-19 can't make him see far into ambitions for 2023.

"I have made no decision regarding 2023 for the concerns of this hour are momentous enough.

“I have not busied myself with politicking regarding 2023 this period because I find that a bit distasteful and somewhat uncaring particularly when so many of our people have been unbalanced by the twin public health and economic crises we face.

“What I may or may not do in three years hence seems too remote given present exigencies.

“Those who seek to cast themselves as political Nostradamus are free to so engage their energies. I trust the discerning public will give the views of such eager seers the scant weight such divinations warrant.

“2023 will answer its own questions in due time.”

Tinubu added that he would continue working towards nation-building.

“Politics is but a vehicle to arrive at governance. Good politics promotes good governance.

“Yet, politics is also an uncertain venture. No one gets all they want all the time. In even a tightly-woven family, differences and competing interests must be balanced and accommodated,” his statement added.

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