2023 Presidency: Tinubu dissociates self from group campaigning for him

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has dissociated himself from an ongoing campaign for the next general election.

Mr Tinubu, although has not officially made known his intention to aspire for the office of the president in the next election, Bukola Saraki, immediate past Senate President alleged that the APC chieftain is eyeing the position currently occupied by President Muhammadu Buhari whose final term as a democratic president winds down in 2023.

An alliance formed by messrs Tinubu and Buhari produced the latter as president in 2015, after the former Lagos governor failed to clinch the running mate ticket of the president, at the time, on ground of the duo coming from the same religion.

As the 2019 general election drew near, the former governor was alleged to be supporting Mr Buhari who sought re-election and was said to have underperformed on the basis that the Nigeria leader hand over to him at the expiration of his second tenure.

On Tuesday, Tinubu denied knowledge of a group named Asiwaju Reloaded Ambassadors Nigeria which is rallying support for his alleged ambition.

The APC chieftain who described the group as faceless dissociated himself in a statement released by his media office.

“We have seen pictures of face caps, T shirts, shirts and even leaflets with Bola Tinubu 2023 embossed on them purportedly by a faceless group which christened itself ‘Asiwaju Reloaded Ambassadors’ Nigeria’,” his office said in the statement which was also published on his social media accounts.

“Neither the group nor its souvenirs are known to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
We hereby, through this medium, categorically deny any knowledge of the group and dissociates Asiwaju Tinubu from the group’s unsolicited and unwarranted materials,” the statement added.