Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been counseled against standing for President in 2023.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State believes Tinubu should step aside and let the young to run for president.
Bello believes that the former governor of Lagos State should take a back seat and enable the youths he has trained to lead Nigeria.
He did say, however, that while the APC National Leader has the right to run in 2023, he should take a back seat and let the youngsters run.
Bello emphasized that Nigeria is not a Banana Republic that may be viewed as personal property by one or two people.
According to Bello: “Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people.
“He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for him to allow his children to take over the mantle of leadership and do it to the glory of God and his admiration.
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“He should see that those children he raised are now doing well. Let him see how we manage this country in his lifetime.
“However, he has a right to run, nobody is questioning that.”
“Let me tell you that Nigeria is not a banana republic, which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property,” Bello told Daily Trust.
Amid speculations, Tinubu is yet to declare his intentions to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president.
Recently his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, denied claims that Tinubu opened a campaign office in Abuja.
Despite his silence, Tinubu’s campaign posters have been sighted in some states of the country.
Governor Bello, on his part, is also believed to be nursing a 2023 presidential ambition.