2023 Presidency: Let’s Wait For Tinubu’s Speech In January –Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged Nigerians to wait January 2022 for APC chieftain Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to declare his presidential ambition.

He, however, said Tinubu whom he took over from as Lagos State Governor in 2007 has not informed him of his ambition.

Fashola said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme ‘Hard Copy’ aired on Friday.

“I saw him last week; he didn’t tell me he is running for office and to the best of my knowledge, the last statement he made about it was that people would know in January,” he said.

The Minister was also asked if he enquired from Tinubu about his intention to run, during the visit he said, “No, I didn’t ask him, I only went to see how well he was doing.

“He has issued a statement that I will speak in January, so let’s wait for his speech.”

Fashola on whether he is speaking for any aspirant come 2023, explained that “As far as I am aware, nobody has said, ‘I want to be Nigeria’s President’. There are people speaking for people. Nobody has come out, we are not at that stage yet.

“I can’t venture out and say that I will speak for X or Y. Let the person come out and say, ‘I want to serve Nigeria’.

“It pains me sometimes when we see that very important job and responsibility to, ‘My people said’. I think the whole sense of it should be that I am able, I have look at myself, give me your problem, you go to sleep’.”

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