He stressed that the former governor of Lagos State ossesses the qualities of a good modern President to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
As the debate on which part of the country should produce the next president after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, has said that the national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, is in good standing to become the next president of Nigeria.
Babachir, who stated this in Yola, Adamawa State, in an interview with some select journalists, also supported power rotation to the South.
He said by 2023, power rotation would be one of the legacies President Buhari would be leaving behind among several others.
Babachir, while speaking about the chances of the South-East to produce the President, 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.”
Lawal dismissed the notion that the north has been preventing the Igbos from becoming the president of the country. He stated that the Igbos have never come together and agreed on the matter.