Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, supporters of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu now address him (Tinubu) as ‘Mr President’.
This salutation TheNewsGuru (TNG) sits well with Tinubu who has seen himself occupying the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
The country’s next presidential election will take place on February 18, 2023, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on October 15, 2020.
The APC leader was seen in a video in circulation on social media answering the title of “Mr President”.
He had on Friday received the northern caucus of the House of Representatives led by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, in London where he is said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
While he was about leaving the venue of the meeting to his car, a voice in the background of the video said “Mr President, see you soon,” of which Tinubu responded “thank you”. Watch video.
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The APC leader has yet to openly declare his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.
In October, 2020, he had denied securing a building for use as his presidential campaign office.
His spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, had said in a statement that Tinubu “has not even declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election let alone opening a campaign office.”
Rahman had noted Tinubu said, “2023 is still some years away and that he is at present focused on helping President Buhari to deliver on his mandate as he is doing and coast home to victory.”