“We will achieve a resounding victory with the strong support of the people” – Tinubu says
The former Lagos governor said on January 10 that he had notified President Muhammadu Buhari of his desire to contest for president.
While visiting the Ibadan home of Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo, Tinubu claimed he received positive replies from key players about his wish to run for president.
Following the deaths of Jimoh Oyewumi, the Soun of Ogbomoso; Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan; and Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo, Tinubu travelled to Ibadan to convey his sympathies to the state’s governor, Seyi Makinde.
Tinubu acknowledged the hurdles he will encounter in his campaign after his meeting with Ladoja but expressed hope that he will win.
“Life is a challenge and you must be ready to confront challenges and overcome. I have the confidence that I will overcome any form of challenge. I am sure I would face challenges and I have the confidence that I will overcome them.
The reactions of critical stakeholders to my presidential ambition have been very positive, encouraging and overwhelming and these have spurred me on with the strong conviction that we would succeed and emerge victorious after the election.
Life itself is a challenge and I have the confidence and capacity to wade through challenges and overcome them. We are forging ahead and with the strong support of the masses of Nigerians, we are going to achieve a resounding victory.”