Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has the qualities to become Nigeria’s next president in 2023.
Babachir, who was sacked from office, stated this in Yola, Adamawa State, while speaking with newsmen.
He was of the view that by 2023, power rotation would be one of the legacies President Buhari would be leaving behind among several others.
While speaking about the chances of the South-East to produce the President, he dismissed the chances of an Igbo politician getting the nominations of one of the major political party because politicians from the region had yet to reach an agreement.
He said, “By 2023 when Buhari’s tenure will be over, he’ll go back to Daura to face his cows like I am doing. But you see, every leader must leave behind a legacy. I will like to see that he leaves behind a legacy of achievement.
“Bola Tinubu is my friend of many years. Buhari is my big boss. Bola Tinubu without prejudice that he’s my friend, will make a good president. Other issues notwithstanding, he (Tinubu) will make a good modern president because the presidency these days is scientific. Nigerians, by convention, seem to have agreed that there should be rotation of the presidency.”
On Igbo presidency, Babachir, however said there had always been a notion that the North was preventing an Igbo person from becoming the president.
“But they have not been working together to actualise an Igbo presidency,” he said.