A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, on Sunday said he will defeat the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 presidential election, despite Tinubu’s political strength.
However, the former Governor of Lagos State is yet to declare his intention to run in the forthcoming general elections, but there had been indications that he would like to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okupe in a series of tweets on Sunday, said Tinubu remains a formidable opponent but he defeat him.
“I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness, we are at par; if I am not better.”
“On my part, a great advantage is that I am the only Yoruba of note in the presidential race from the PDP,” Okupe said.
“Bola Tinubu is coming in from a wrong party where he has such powerful antagonists with the capacity to stop him. The flagrant excesses of his party to which he never reacted publicly, especially with issues concerning the South-West have made him not to be favoured by some of his own people.”
“The other misfortune is that though Bola Tinubu has spent his life and his huge resources on developing political powerful lieutenants who now occupy very high and influential offices, now at his own point of need his major challengers are virtually all from his stable.”
Naija News had earlier reported that aspirants below the age of 35, seeking elective positions on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 elections may not need to pay nomination fees.
This is part of the recommendation by the National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee (NRSC) of the party led by Dr. Bukola Saraki in a letter addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.