Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, has taken a swipe at the presidential ambition of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Adeyanju said no matter how bad the image of President Muhammadu Buhari might be before Nigerians, he cannot endorse Tinubu for the 2023 presidency as the latter may ruin the country.
He wrote on Facebook, “No matter how bad we think Buhari is, I don’t think he will allow a Tinubu misfortune to befall Nigeria.
“Buhari may hate Nigeria but I don’t think he hates the country that much. Tinubu will not only use Bullion Vans to destroy the country, he will sell the Republic to himself.”
Though he has not openly confirmed it, sources have said Tinubu is nursing presidential ambition ahead of 2023.
Many of his loyalists have been campaigning for him already.
Some months ago, people loyal to Tinubu commenced the distribution of branded bags of rice and other food items to Kano residents.
In several photos and videos, residents were seen with bags of rice with the inscription ‘JAGABA - Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’.
In December 2020, he met with some scholars who threw their weight behind his “2023 presidential ambition”.
Tinubu has also been to Kaduna and Katsina states, which are among the states with the largest voting populations in the country.
In March, he donated the sum of N50 million to victims of a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market in Katsina State.
In September, campaign posters for the APC leader to run for Nigeria’s president in 2023 emerged in London, United Kingdom.
In a viral video shared, images of the APC leader were on display at some London train stations.
Several groups have been campaigning for the APC leader and showing support for his presidential ambition, even though he has yet to officially declare his interest in succeeding Buhari in 2023.
Adverts were also said to be on display at the popular London’s Heathrow Airport with Tinubu’s photographs splashed on the walls.