Just In: Tinubu already assured of 1 million votes, as support for his presidential ambition gains momentum

It's all shaping up quite nicely for the Lion of Bourdillon as we edge closer and closer to the next presidential election with each ticking of the clock.

It's still unclear how Tinubu would defeat the Northern Agenda. The region already made clear its intention to cling on to power for many more years despite all the hullabaloo about 'ZONING' or rotation of power between the North and South. All these and other potential obstacles to Tinubu's presidential ambition, didn't stop his supporters from mobilizing support for the Jagaban.

According to a report by Daily Trust, is already assured of one million votes ahead of the 2023 polls.

This was disclosed by one of the strong support groups of Asiwaju under the aegis "Tinubu 2023, Not Negotiable (TNN)", and which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and admitted more members into its fold and inaugurating executives in the Diaspora.

According to the report, support for Tinubu to emerge as the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari, continues to gain momentum each passing day.

However, despite the pressure and growing support, Tinubu has in a recent statement while responding to the crisis within the APC, said that he's yet to make a decision regarding his presidential ambition.

He said, "To those who have been actively bleating how the President’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.

"At this extenuating moment with COVID-19, I have made no decision regarding 2023 for the concerns of this hour are momentous enough.

"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.

"Personally, I find greater merit trying to help in the present by offering policy ideas, both privately and publicly, where I think they might help. I will continue in this same mode for the immediate future. 2023 will answer its own questions in due time."

But his followers are leaving no stone unturned to actualise his ambition.

According to the founder of the group, Hon. Kunle Okunola, so far executives of TNN have been inaugurated in 13 countries, including France, United Kingdom and some African countries all working to make the 2023 project of Asiwaju a reality.

Per Daily Trust, Okunola, a former organising secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos before defecting to the ruling APC, insisted that no amount of campaign of calumny could stop the emergence of Asiwaju as the next president of the country.

He said Tinubu did not only have the capacity and skills to lead the country but appealed more to a non-partisan citizenry as the only 2023 candidate that could “rediscover” the country and take it to the Promised land.

Okunola noted that some politicians had launched campaigns of calumny against Asiwaju not because they have the interest of the country at heart but they were “being haunted by the reality” of Asiwaju becoming the next president.

He said they were determined to destroy him before 2023 but that their plot and “campaign of calumny” could not stop the APC leader.

According to him, it is only the president and Asiwaju that are currently holding the foundation of the APC with Buhari in the North and Tinubu in the South.

Another APC chieftain and former member, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Dipo Olounrinu said the APC leader has the pedigree of achievements to rule the country and urged Nigerians to give him the chance when he eventually shows interest.

He said Tinubu has not only made people but contributed immensely to the growth of the party and stood firmly by the party after working for its victory in the 2015 and the 2019 elections.
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