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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House, London 15/04/2018. Picture: Twitter/@BashirAhmad

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lanre Razak has said Bola Tinubu is fit to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Concise News reports that Buhari won re-election for a second term of four years during the 2019 elections.

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He is expected to hand over to another president from southern Nigeria as the north (Buhari is from Katsina State in north-west Nigeria) has had its eight-year turn under the unwritten power rotation policy in the country.

Also, there have been reports that Tinubu who is a former Lagos State Governor will take over from Buhari.

While speaking about the issue, Razak noted that Tinubu was instrumental to Buhari’s win in the 2019 election.

According to him, the APC needs to maintain its stand on the rotation of power, adding that Tinubu is equal to the task of leading Nigerians.

“Nigerians do not need to look far to know that the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, is the man that the presidential cap fits for the next election,” he said, weekend.

“He is eminently qualified to succeed President, Muhammadu Buhari and build on the foundation the latter is currently building.

“Tinubu is an achiever and his democratic credentials, vis a vis his leading role in forming a coalition that shoved aside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) misrule has made it crystal clear that with him in the saddle in 2023, Nigeria would be better for it.”

On speculations that Buhari may go for a third term, he noted that the president is “too principled to fall for such booby traps from professional sycophants.”

Also, he said Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos is on the right track as the leader of the commercial nerve center of the country.

“With the way the governor has started, it is crystal clear that peoples’ support is required to partake in this all-inclusive government for the good of all of us. He is on the right path and is performing well,” he added.