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I Promised Buhari I Won’t Step On His Toes – Bola Tinubu Tells APC Senators




The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential hopeful, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  has revealed that he told President Muhammadu Buhari he won’t step on his toes.

Naija News reports that the former Lagos State governor revealed this during a meeting with APC Senate Caucus at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Speaking at the meeting, Bola Tinubu stated that Senate President Ahmed Lawan has shown unusual leadership since he assumed the leadership of the National Assembly.

He stated that he came for the counsel, partnership and support of APC Senators.

According to the former Lagos State governor, he believes that they can back him to achieve his life time ambition.

The APC stalwart also revealed that he is not blinded by his ambition to step on toes, including that of the president.

Tinubu said: “I told Mr President that my ambition is not blind to the extent that I will step on his toes. I just want to step into his shoes and not on his toes.

“I want to beg you to look at my capacity and my experience. I am perhaps the only one who has been in the Senate, who has been a governor and aspiring to become President.”

Speaking on behalf of the lawmakers, Ahmed Lawan said they are all aware of Tinubu’s capacity.

He said the meeting with the APC caucus was just an effort to have a face to face meeting all lawmakers.

He said: “The APC Caucus in the Senate is the central pillar of the party. From 2019 when we were voted in, this APC caucus has remained true to the ideals of our party.

“2023 is going to be defined by what we do between now and then and what we have done between 2015 and now. That means we have to remain focused as an administration and United as a party.”

The Senate President recalled that Tinubu performed well as a governor, adding that he was also a member of the National Assembly.

He stated that between 2019 to date, in both chambers of the National Assembly, lawmakers have almost exhausted the main focus of their legislative agenda.

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Ahmed Lawan added that, “We are 70 (APC Senators) in the Senate and we are expecting two or three more by the end of the month.”