Just In: I Have Not Decided On 2023 Presidential Race – Asiwaju Tinubu
He maintained that he is more worried about the health and current economic challenges in the country.
The one time National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said this in a statement released on Saturday afternoon, reacting to the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The NWC was dissolved on Thursday by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) at an emergency meeting.
The dissolution was however seen as a blow on Tinubu’s rumoured presidential ambition due of his close relationship to Oshiomhole.
The former Governor of Lagos State 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 and its economic fallout hounding us, I cannot see as far into the distance as you. I have made no decision regarding 2023 for the concerns of this hour are momentous enough.
He stressed that;
President Muhammadu Buhari is much more than a mere beneficiary of the party. He is one of its founding fathers. The APC does not exist in its current form without his singular contributions. That is not opinion; it is undisputed fact.
The President has spoken and his decision has been accepted. It is now beholden on all of us, as members of the APC, to recommit ourselves to the ideals and principles on which our party was founded.
The APC National Leader concluded by saying;
In this vein, I appeal to all former members of the APC National Working Committee and all members of our party to sheathe their swords and look to the larger picture.