An aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2023 presidency.
Tinubu, who made his presidential ambition public during a visit to Aso Rock last month, has been soliciting support across the country.
Some traditional rulers, politicians and different groups have assured the former Lagos governor of their support.
On Wednesday, Bashir Ahmad, one of the personal aides of Buhari, joined the league of those open to a Tinubu presidency.
Bashir made his support for Tinubu known while responding to a question posed by a Twitter user.
Tweeting via @slywhite0012, one Sylva White, had asked, “Bashir, I want to ask you a question and same time with a honest reply without being biased. Btw Tinubu and GEJ, who would you prefer to take over from your boss? You also want the best for us too.”
Responding, the presidential aide said, “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu!”
Unlike his aide, Buhari has made it clear that he does not care about who succeeds him.
During a television interview he granted earlier in the year, Buhari had said, “2023 is not my problem, I don’t care who succeeds me, let the person come, whoever the person is. All important things I make sure I put them on record. Nobody should ask me to come and give any evidence in court, otherwise, whoever it is will be in trouble.
“I don’t have a favourite for 2023 in my party, I wouldn’t because he will be eliminated before I mention, it is better I keep it a secret.”