2023: Tinubu may quit presidential race – Bamgbose

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Indications emerged on Sunday that former Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may quit the 2023 presidential race.

The presidential race frontrunner is said to be unhappy at the alleged plan by influential APC leaders to frustrate his ambition.

National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, in a statement on Sunday said Tinubu would soon drop out of the race and declare support for another aspirant.

"The battle of who becomes the next President of Nigeria come 2023, has assumed a new dimension, as Tinubu considers pulling out of the Presidential race.

“The truth of the matter is that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commenced vast consultation as per his ambition to be the next President of Nigeria come 2023.

“It’s becoming clearer to him that it may be an uphill battle for him to win the APC Presidential ticket, given the stand of the cabals that may not eventually favor him.

“In order not to be politically stranded and thereby become irrelevant, he has decided to come up with his plan B. Plan B is to support a candidate that will be acceptable to all Nigerians, be it from the South or the North.

“The APC National leader has come to realize that his presidential ambition may mark the end of his political career if he does not play the card well enough," he said.