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

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal has said Bola Tinubu stands a good chance of emerging as Nigeria’s next president.

Concise News reported that Tinubu who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had his campaign office opened in Lagos for the 2023 presidential election.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, from the northwestern state of Katsina, is supposed to hand over power to someone from the southern part of the country under the rotational policy (unwritten) of the APC and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.

According to Babachir, Tinubu will make a good president for the country as he understands modern governance.

He spoke recently in Yola, Adamawa State, in an interview with some journalists, noting that power should return to the south.

“By 2023 when Buhari’s tenure will be over, he’ll go back to Daura to face his cows like I am doing,” he said.

“But you see, every leader must leave behind a legacy. I will like to see that he leaves behind a legacy of achievement.

“Bola Tinubu is my friend of many years. Buhari is my big boss. Bola Tinubu without prejudice that he’s my friend, will make a good president.

“Other issues notwithstanding, he (Tinubu) will make a good modern president because the presidency these days is scientific. Nigerians, by convention, seem to have agreed that there should be a rotation of the presidency.”

Igbo Deserve Presidency

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State Jonathan Vatsa has said the South East deserves to produce the country’s next president.

Vatsa said it is the right of the region to produce the next leader of the West African nation after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

He spoke on Friday in Minna, the Niger State capital, calling on Nigerians to support the quest for an Igbo president after Buhari.

“If Nigerians have a conscience; equity and justice demand that they should allow the Igbo to produce the next President in 2023,” the former Niger State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, said.

“I am convinced that the Igbo have made their consultations from the North, South and the majority of them are in support of a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.”