2023: I’m confident Nigerians will make me their president – Tinubu

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to engage the media interactively after the forthcoming elections in 2023.

He made the promise while speaking at Chatham House, London, United Kingdom, where he also expressed confidence that the electorates will vote for him.

With the general election less than 90 days away, the APC flagbearer gave a lecture in UK titled: ‘Nigeria’s 2023 elections: In conversation with Bola Ahmed Tinubu.’

The former governor of Lagos state also said he is ready to take on the task of leading the country while providing technology-driven growth and development.

Tinubu said; “I have confidence that the Nigerian people will go to the polls in a few short months and give me their mandate.

“I’m ready to lead and govern the country. I will return here to interact with you when the elections are over.”

Meanwhile, his PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar described Tinubu’s outing at the Chatham House, London as disgraceful.

A statement by spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign council, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, said the outing is a confirmation to Nigerians and the world that Tinubu had no business contesting for the highest office in Nigeria.

He alleged that the APC flagbearer, if elected, intends to transfer the onerous task of governing the nation to proxies and a cabals.

The PDP campaign urged Tinubu to take time to rest and attend to himself rather than engage in gaffes. Ologbondiyan enjoined the former Lagos state governor’s handlers to stop embarrassing him by always pushing him to make public appearances, even when they are aware of his many incompetence.

He said in part; “Nigerians including supporters of the APC Presidential Candidate were thoroughly embarrassed to watch Asiwaju Tinubu who earlier showboated with a scripted speech went blank on the world stage in tragic display of emptiness and inability to personally address questions that were put to him on economy, security and other challenges facing our nation.

“Our Campaign finds it very appalling that a candidate aspiring to be the President of a nation as complex as Nigeria exhibited an embarrassing inability to coordinate his own thought process to the extent that he could not personally think through issues and address them but had to direct questions put to him including those on his health and policies to others to answer.

“Asiwaju Tinubu has confirmed to Nigerians and the world that he has no business contesting the 2023 Presidential election; that he is grossly incompetent, completely unprepared for leadership and intends to transfer the onerous task of leading our nation to proxies and a cabal that did not seek votes from Nigerians.

“Of course, Nigerians cannot afford to have a President who cannot take responsibility to lead but intend to shift burden to others apparently to find scapegoats to blame for his inevitable failures.

“The APC Presidential Candidate ended up becoming a butt of international joke as he could not provide any lead on the critical issues of economy, security, youth development and foreign policies, despite notes passed to him at the event by his handlers.”