Former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal has tipped the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu as the ideal candidate to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Sun, he further went on to highlight the qualities that make the former Lagos state governor the ideal candidate for the position.
“I am advocating that the best man should take over from Buhari. And for now, that best man is Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is from the Southwest by coincidence.” Babachir went on to list the presidential qualities of Tinubu, including his ‘glorious’ years as Lagos state governor and his subsequent roles in the election of his successors. “I have known him very well and not a matter of being a friend. My knowledge of him is that he will make an excellent president. He has demonstrated that he is a good leader. He was a good governor of Lagos State. That is why all his successors are working on his footprint. Even though some of them wanted to claim that they know, they found out that the structure he laid is a solid one. “People can insult him, but every governor consistently builds on his structure to the extent that Lagos State has consistently produced the best governors in their dispensation starting from Tinubu, Fashola, Akinwunmi and Sanwo-Olu, who is just starting. “Another quality that he has which Nigerians must look at is that there was a time in the Federal Executive Council of 36, I think he had four. If you look at all other governors, the only one that handed over to his deputy was Zamfara and because he had no choice.”