A former governor of Lagos state, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that he cannot rule out the possibility of fighting for presidential office in Nigeria.
He said this on Friday during the inauguration of Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the newly elected governor of Ondo state.
Tinubu said vying for any office in Nigeria is an opportunity to serve his country, but added that such ambition is dependent on other political factors.
“You see” he called the attention of his interviewer, “there is nothing wrong with such ambition,” he said. “It depends on the timing and the environment and what political leadership dictates. I will not brush aside such an aspiration” Tinubu said.
He alluded to President Buhari’s several attempts at the presidency before finally winning in 2015.
”It has been historical even that Buhari tried first, second, third, and forth before he got it. Resilience, determination, and clarity of purpose. Maybe as a senator, maybe as a president, you cannot rule it out. How can I rule such a thing out, the opportunity to service my country but you only do that when there is a vacancy” he said.
Speaking about the health condition of the president, Tinubu said the president has been very honest in disclosing that he needs medical attention. He said; “an honest man disclosed to you that he is going to leave, he is going to have a medical check-up, he has disclosed that he needed more time.”