2023 Presidency: Nobody Can Intimidate, Blackmail Me – Tinubu
Bola Tinubu, a Presidential Aspirant and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed strong determination in his quest to become the nation’s president come 2023.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying that saying he is determined to emerge Nigeria President in 2023 and cannot be intimidated or blackmailed by anybody.
Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, had visited the Olubadan of Ibadan designate, Dr. Lekan Balogun on Sunday in his Alarere residence to seek the traditional ruler’s blessings and support of Ibadan people on his presidential ambition.
Tinubu said he was honoured to be in Ibadan to solicit the support of Olubadan and the people of Ibadan, and therefore, called for their prayers on his presidential ambition.
According to him, this period is historical and reminder of history.
“Each time a Yoruba wants to be president, issues are raised, questions are asked and all sorts of hang-up are encountered.
“We are at a crossroad, people are volunteering to confront me when they were asked that who would confront the Lion of Bourdilon,” he said.
Tinubu expressed his readiness and determination, saying no intimidation or blackmail could stop him from pursuing his quest for the presidency.
“I’m out to become President of Nigeria. No intimidation, no blackmail can stop me.
“I have read about a Greek Philosopher that if you want to fight a pig, you must be ready to be smeared and I’m ready to be dirty,” he said.
Tinubu, however, congratulated the new Olubadan for the grace to ascend the throne, which he said, would give the ancient city a new outlook.
He said that this was in consideration of the robust background of Balogun as an educationist, politician of progressive leaning and a humanist.
Among those who joined Balogun to receive Tinubu were his wife, Olori Olufunmilayo, Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola and Ekaarun Olubadan, High Chief Hamidu Ajibade.
Others are former Minister of Industries, Chief (Mrs) Onikepo Akande and Mutiat, wife of former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja.