Why Tinubu May Be On His Way To Aso Rock In 2023

Call him names or whatever you think! He seems to be unbothered and has set his eyes on the ball ahead of 2023 presidential election. Right from his days as a governor of Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos State, he had always remained controversial over his policies in his eight years ruling. 

Married to Senator Oluremi Tinubu and born to Abibatu Mogaji on March 29, 1952, he has consistently remained a force to be reckoned with since the country returned to democracy in 1999. 

This year alone, three controversies have trailed him. First was in March this year when he asked the Federal Government to recruit 50 million youths into the military to tackle unemployment among youths. His statement raised a lot of eyebrows as millions of Nigerians wondered how this would solve the lingering insecurity in the country. 

Others even queried where would the country get money to pay 50 million youths if recruited as suggested by him considering the fact that crude oil prices had crashed globally. But he would soon release a rebuttal to his statement, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress said it was a mistake and that he meant 50,000 youths and 50 million youths.

Another controversy that trailed Bola Ahmed Tinubu was regarding his true age that was 69 on Wikipedia but later slashed to 59. Many Nigerians had argued that Tinubu should be above 70, but the former Lagos governor said he is far below that as updated on his Wikipedia. 

And the third was the recent controversy surrounding his health status after he could not be heard nor attempted a public function for a few months. Thereafter, the news report of him receiving intensive treatment in a London hospital further elicited mixed reactions among Nigerians on whether he is truly fit to aspire for president of Nigeria come 2023. This is what this article aims at addressing and how visits of some politicians would affect his presidential candidacy and his way to the country's seat of power in 2023.

Though many Nigerians might argue that Tinubu should forget about his dream of ruling Nigeria based on his age and health status after he recently underwent a knee surgery in the United Kingdom, I am of the opinion that the recent solidarity visits of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Kashim Shettima, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor Kayode Fayemi, and other big politicians within the party is a pointer that Jagaban may be on his way to Aso Rock come 2023. 

 Fayemi, Senator Shettima and President Buhari in London during their recent solidarity visits to Tinubu.
My opinion emanated from the fact that if Tinubu is hated in his party as claimed by some, these four politicians would not have paid him visits in London amidst speculation of his death.

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