National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), Olusegun Bamgbose said a national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu would not contest the 2023 presidential election again.
Though Tinubu is yet to declare his interest in the race, strong indications are that he has interest in the position.
But Bamgbose said some forces in the Aso rock have overpower Tinubu, the need for him to pull out and consider the next option.
“The battle of who becomes the next President of Nigeria come 2023 has assumed a new dimension as Tinubu considers pulling out of the Presidential race,” Bamgbose claimed.
The legal luminary, who spoke with Daily Post, also said: “The truth of the matter is that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commenced vast consultation as per his ambition to be the next president of Nigeria come 2023.
“It’s becoming clearer to him that it may be an uphill battle for him to win the APC presidential ticket, given the stand of the cabals that may not eventually favor him.
“In order not to be politically stranded and thereby become irrelevant, he has decided to come up with his plan B. Plan B is to support a candidate that will be acceptable to all Nigerians, be it from the South or the North.
“The APC National leader has come to realise that his presidential ambition may mark the end of his political career if he does not play the card well enough.
“He has come to embrace the reality that his political fortune can end abruptly, should he make a wrong decision.
“This has given serious concerns. He considers it a very big risk to confront the power that be in the APC. No Northerner will be prepared to back Tinubu against the wish of Buhari.
“The general feeling among the top notchers in APC is that Tinubu has had enough, having produced the President and Vice President in 2015. They are not very comfortable with his ambition to take over from Buhari.”