The former Lagos State Governor‘s delay to declare his candidacy is due to — you guessed it — Tinubu, as well as a desire to avoid Nigeria’s new electoral law.
Users on social media have begun to shift their focus from supporting other aspirants for president in 2023 to drumming up support for Babatunde Raji Fashola.
On Wednesday, some youths in the All People’s Congress (APC) began spreading rumors that the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing had declared his candidacy for the presidency in 2023.
The report was first shared by Dada Olusegun and followed up by an APC blogger, Ovie.
“Breaking News: Former Governor of Lagos State and current Federal Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has declared his intention to run for President of his household. More details shortly,” Ovie tweeted.
Some of the tweets sighted by MandyNews say that if Fashola actually declares, they will abandon Tinubu and Osinbajo.
Another reality check: Fashola may be hesitant to declare right now because he doesn’t want to betray Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s loyalty, but a tweet by Dada Olusegun shows that the camp is already unhappy with him over the rumor.
Another reason Fashola may be delaying his presidential bid in 2023 is that he may be forced to resign under new electoral laws.
From what we have gathered so far, the minister will declare for the presidency this month of April.
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