A manifesto for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu aimed for the 2023 presidential election has leaked, giving further credence to the speculations that have been making the round for several months.
While the speculation that the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain would be taking a shot at the country’s number one post was rife, he has yet to make that official.
However, over the weekend, Naija News said it obtained a leaked manifesto, signaling that it is only a matter of time before Tinubu declares his intention for the presidential seat.
Tagged, “Seven Point Agenda: The Rebirth Manifesto,” the document detailed Tinubu’s plan for Nigeria if elected as the country’s leader.
Education, technology, infrastructure, home grown business, leadership, and true federalism and democratic process were the seven key areas the campaign master plan covered.
Provide transformational leadership that has the ability to unify all of Nigeria and lead us to the attainment of shared goals and vision.
Leverage modern technology for digital transformation and economic growth.
Create conditions that allow citizens move and transact freely across the Nation.
Commence extensive infrastructural development by building basic foundational services (24 hrs access to electricity, roads, bridges e.t.c) that connect (power) people and businesses ultimately improving the quality of living.
Build platforms that enable and empower homegrown businesses to scale and compete favourably in the global market.
Deploy initiatives targeted at promoting knowledge and equipping learners of all age groups with the skills and values needed to address modern-day challenges globally. Propagate and activate strategies that also promote a sense of pride and awakening amongst all Nigerian citizens to the extent that people feel extremely patriotic and ecstatic to be Nigerians.
True Federalism and Democratic Processes
Promote democracy, realize human potential and create conditions for prosperity and progress.
Naija News quoted a source who said that Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, would soon declare his presidential ambition officially.
“Our leader (Tinubu) would declare interest in the presidency very soon. We are confident he is the man to take Nigeria forward if you look at what he has been able to achieve both in government and privately,” the source said.
Though Tinubu himself has never uttered a word about his interest in the position, several groups, including the South West Agenda for Asiwaju (SWAGA), have taken it upon themselves to drum up support for a his candidacy.
Tinubu’s recent moves, which included a visit to Kano State earlier in the year, have also fueled the speculation to his presidential ambition.
The former Lagos governor had also recently paid a visit to former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, an action seen by observers as one of the foundation-laying moves to become Buhari’s successor come 2023.