The lawmaker representing Ikeja’s federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon James Faleke, said All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu deserves a preemptive bid from the party for the 2023 presidential election.
Faleke said so on Saturday, speaking during the inauguration of a state steering committee by a Tinubu support group in Abuja.
He described Tinubu as a man with a magic wand to lead the country out of the jungle.
“To secure the votes of the majority in 2023, we must present a candidate who knows where the shoe pinches the average Nigerian, not just because he has been there, but because, as the governor of the most difficult, most complex state in Nigeria, he put smiles on the faces of the poor by convincing the rich to join the government to chase poverty from the streets.
“That man is Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Asiwaju of Lagos. He is already our national leader. By the practice and standards in other climes, when the issue of raising a presidential candidate is on the burner, such a personality should be given the right of first refusal,” Faleke said.