Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Monday morning, indicates that political pressure groups members calling on the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu, to contest for the 2023 Presidency, has hit one million followers.
This is as support continues to swell for the APC National Leader to emerge as the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Despite the mounting pressure on him, it was gathered that the former Lagos State Governor has not made up his mind publicly, on his 2023 Presidential ambition, insisting that the time is still not right.
Tinubu had declared recently, that he has not made a decision on his 2023 ambition, saying that, he is preoccupied with offering the administration of President Buhari credible advice and direction, to deepen his successes in the administration’s thematic areas.
However, his followers are leaving no stone unturned, to actualise his ambition.
One of the strong support groups of Tinubu, is the “Tinubu 2023, Not Negotiable”, TNN, which celebrated its one-year anniversary recently, admitting more members into its fold, and inaugurating Executives in the Diaspora.
According to the Founder of the group, Hon. Kunle Okunola, so far, Executives of TNN have been inaugurated in 13 countries, including France, United Kingdom, UK, and some African countries, all working to make the 2023 project of Tinubu a reality.
Speaking at the weekend, Okunola, a former Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos, before defecting to the ruling APC, insisted that no amount of campaign of calumny can stop the emergence of Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria.
He noted that Tinubu does not only have the capacity and skills to lead the country, but appeals more to a non-partisan citizenry, as the only 2023 Presidential Candidate that can “rediscover” the country, and take it to the promised land.
Okunola noted that some Politicians had launched campaigns of calumny against Tinubu, not because they have the interest of the country at heart, but because they are “being haunted by the reality” of Tinubu becoming the next President of the country.
He maintained that they are determined to destroy him before 2023, but that their plot and “campaign of calumny” cannot stop the APC National Leader.
According to him, it is only the President and Tinubu that are currently holding the foundation of the APC, with Buhari in the North, and Tinubu in the South.
Another APC Chieftain and former member, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Dipo Olounrinu, said that the APC National Leader has the pedigree of achievements to rule the country, and urged Nigerians to give him the chance, when he eventually shows interest.
He disclosed that Tinubu has not only made people, but contributed and continues to contribute immensely to the growth of the party, and stands firmly by the party, after working for its victory in the 2015 and 2019 Presidential elections.