A popular lawyer, Olusegun Bamgbose, has advised the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to contest for the Presidency in the 2023 presidential election.
Addressing members of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) in Aba, Abia State on Tuesday, Bamgbose said Tinubu does not need to become the President in order to be relevant.
He noted that although Tinubu has not actually publicly made his ambition known, his body language shows he is very much interested in becoming the President.
Bamgbose, however, advised Tinubu to resist the attempt to contest for the Presidency in order not be ridiculed or disgraced.
The NNPP chieftain said: “The fact remains that Tinubu could be said to be the most favoured politician in this century. He has been an unusual kingmaker.
“I doubt if there is any politician that can match his records politically. He was Governor of Lagos State for eight years.
“After his tenure, he had the privilege to install Fashola who equally spent 8 uninterrupted years as Governor of Lagos State.
“After the tenure of Fashola, he was also privileged to install Ambode and even the present State Governor of Lagos State.
“Apart from installing Governors of some other South-West states, he also had the unparalleled favour of bringing on board the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
“No politician in the history of Nigeria had had such historic privileges. The one million question begging for the answer then is,’ what else does Tinubu still want’ Believe you mean, God who has bestowed on him such uncommon favour, may not be pleased with him if he goes ahead to contest.
“The Lord has honoured and dignified him as a kingmaker, now he wants to become king, I seriously doubt if it will work out for him.
“The late MKO Abiola had a similar case and he couldn’t make it. I’ll therefore warn Tinubu with all sincerity not to displease God by making attempts to become the next President of Nigeria.
“I doubt if God will allow that. He should sit back and thank God for the uncommon privileges he has bestowed on him, rather than planning to be the next President of Nigeria. To before warned, is to before armed. A word is enough for the wise.”