The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has told Nigerians to expect an update from the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on whether he will be running for president in 2023 or not next January.
Tinubu has been consistently linked with succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari, with his posters and billboards showing up in major cities around Nigeria.
The Lagos governor from May 1999 to May 2007, is however yet to declare his intention to contest any office in 2023.
On whether he will support Tinubu’s rumoured 2023 presidential bid, Fashola said: “I saw him (Tinubu) last week, he didn’t tell me he is running for office and to the best of my knowledge, the last statement he made on it is that people will know in January.”
Fashola also claims he has not asked Tinubu whether he is interested in the 2023 Presidency or not.
“No, I didn’t ask him, I just went to ask how he was doing. He has issued a statement that, ‘I will speak in January, so let us wait till January,” he added.